Sunday, October 25, 2015

Susan Komen 5 and 10K

 Yesterday was the Susan Komen 5 and 10K races.  We love this race because not many males run it so your chances of winner are higher and because they proceeds go to help fighting breast cancer, which is even better!  This is the pre-race picture.  You always have to have one of these. 
Here are the pictures that I got off the web site.  I thought this first one was super funny.  They caught Ben and David mid-air jumping back and forth trying to see who could go the furthest.  The next one has me in it.  I am crossing the street in the white capris.  The crowd was a little smaller than last year.
 On your MARK...look at the girl next to Josh, she's a little excited.  That's Amber Green.  She won the marathon this year and last.  I guess she loves to run.
  Get SET...
  GO! GO! GO!
The 5 and 10K all start together and they split off just south of the Heritage Elementary School so it's an easy place to go take pictures and watch.  George came down from his house, which is only a block away, to pace Josh.  Josh was the first one of our people to run by but about the 6th overall.  Apparently his shoe came untied and he had to stop and re-tie it.  But he caught back up to the front of the pack in just a few seconds.  Here is a picture of him running up to me and George starting and running off with him.  I just love that they are such great friends and help each other out.

Here's our awesome friend Austin Maunele again.  He does all the same races that we do.  He use to beat Josh every time but Josh now beats him.
 Then David and Ben came running up with Joel behind them.

It was a gorgeous morning.  A perfect day for a race!  In this picture you can see the arch where they split off from each other.  The 5Kers come back and the 10ers continue on up the trail.

 Then I saw Lorrie and one of the Red Rock boys run by so I took a picture of them and hurried and took one of the boys coming back on the trail and got in the van and headed back to the finish line.
 When I got there the other Red Rock kid was just finishing.  He did a great job.  Then David and Ben came running down.  They were together until the very end and then they sprinted and Ben won.
Here is my photo and if you look close you can see the photographer in it.  The picture next to it is the one he took.  He also took the one below and changed the color.
 Then came the first of the 10K runners.  Josh was the 3rd person to cross the line!

Then it was time for the awards.  Josh and I were going to head out for Shayne's Rugby game in Vegas just as soon as this got over so we wanted them to hurry with the awards.  David was really surprised to find that he took first in his age group because we knew that his friend Brian had beaten him by a couple minutes.  But come to find out that Brian was the 2nd overall Male to cross so that took him out of his age group!  Therefore David took 1st!  Ben, of course was surprised that he took 2nd.  He thought that he had won because he didn't see anyone else his age running.  Josh took 1st OVERALL male in the 10K!  WOOT!  He was passed by Amber Green and her running partner when he had to stop and tie his shoe.  It was amazing!  He got a ton of stuff for winning.  The most important one was the $100 gift card to the Running Center.  He was stoked.  We didn't know where Joel had placed because they didn't have his age group posted yet but right before we were ready to leave, David came running over yelling that Joel too had won 1st place.  David was standing by the results table and saw it.  So we waited around to see Joel collect his fun trophy too.  This was an awesome race.  Helped a good cause and had fun doing it.


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