This morning Jimmy, Olivia, Julie, and Clay ran the Tie-Dye Cross Country 5K. I opted not to run, (I just don't like trail running....too dirty! I like pavement better!) so I took lots of pictures and cheered for my family and friends.
Most races we participate in give small trophies or medals for awards. However sometimes the race directors are creative........my children have been awarded wooden cutouts, golf towels, beach towels, lunch boxes, water bottles and pottery pieces. But today's prizes were the most creative of all! This 5K was sponsered by Healthworks, our local children's museum that focuses on health. The children's winners were awarded bags of carrots, and the older winners were awarded some very interesting looking trophies (with vegetables on them).
Julie was the overall female winner, and she was crowned The Tie-Dye Queen, complete with broccoli scepter, an outrageous hat made of a paper grocery bag and tissue paper adorned with plastic play food and a milk carton, and a large bucket of fresh fruit and vegetables.
What a prize!
The Tie -Dye Queen!
Jimmy finished 17 overall (not sure where he was in his age division), Olivia finished 2nd in her age group, and Clay chose to run for fun today...he ran with a few of his friends as an encourager.....this was their first 5K. Heather, our Spartan coach won her age division! Go Heather! Another Spartan, Brandon, won his age division too.
Clay with Parker and Carson
Clay and Carson---just about finished!
Catherine, Sarah, and Julie
Lynn and Me
We didn't run today, so finally a picture of us at a race where we are not all hot and sweaty!
Olivia, Catherine, Julie, and Sarah
Kelly and Lynn
Cale ran too!
Here are some of my real life blogging friends--Julie (The McAfee Family), Liesa (Life By George), Kim (Kim's Khaos), Lynn (Mims's Memories), Me, and Emily (The Accidental Farm Wife). You can check out any of their blogs by clicking on them in my Bloglist.
The race and the fellowship before and after proved to be so much fun today! We enjoyed beautiful weather, and it is always great to see all of the Spartans and their families.