My dad set up the course (we didn't realize it was a 5K at first).
Even at the end we all agreed this should be something we do every year!
I was so impressed with my kids.
The whole group started together, but I was at the back because I had Landon in a stroller.
After just a few minutes my nieces came back because they were tired.
I figured my oldest three or four would finish the race but maybe Anna, Mars & Elli would be coming back soon.
I stayed back and watched Lea and my nieces at the park.
Lo and behold after several minutes all of my kids came running past me and finished the whole race!
most of our group before the race
Dallin & Jamie
....with Mariah only about 10 steps behind him in 5th place!!
Annalisa and Elli were tempted to stay back and play at the park with their cousins but they decided to finish the race together!
My mom rode her bike so she could be at the halfway point and at the finish line to see who the winners were!
Corina and Akayla took turns carrying Lea at the end and got one of the prizes for runners carrying or strolling younger kids
Ferrara's kind of dominated the prizes this year....
Dave took 1st place (not bad for a 40 year old!!!)
Tanner won the age group 11-18
Mariah won the age group 7-10
Elli won the age group 0-6
and of course Akayla and Corina got the prize for helping younger kids
My sister Carissa ran her own 5K earlier in the day, and my SIL Ayrial ran a 5K and participated in our 5K.
We all felt much less guilty eating all the great Thanksgiving foods later!!
a good run
working up a sweat