It didn't take much for me to convince my hubby and fellow running friends to register for this race after I told them about the swag that they would receive for completing the race. It also had races for children and a "Family Fun Zone" which would keep the kids busy while waiting for the parents to finish their races. I got a group of 6 runners and 3 kids (2 of them were mine) signed up for the early bird registration. I was going to sit this one out so that I could cheer on hubby and watch the kids while he ran. I was thrilled when I was contacted by the race organization and was generously given a bib. Racing gets expensive, especially when the whole family runs. I was so excited because I had always wanted all four of us to participate in a race as a family.
|Group shot before the race|
We parked in the designated lots and were shuttled into the race area. The race was starting and ending on the beautiful campus of Appleby College right along Lake Ontario. Our friend who owns a Mercedes-Benz got to park in the VIP lot and received extra goodie bag. There was race day pick up, which was a bonus as all of us live quite a distance away. The sun was shining and not a rain cloud in the sky. The kids were finally awake and ready to attack the "Family Fun Zone" which was hosted by the Appleby College Camp staff. I kissed the kids goodbye and hubby and I were off to run our 10K.
|The happy couple|
|Some fun selfies and seeing hubby on a turnaround|
It was the first time for my group to take part in the race and they all had a great time. Thank you to all the volunteers and the great Appleby College Camp staff that kept the kids busy with fun activities. We all plan on doing it again. My daughter had a blast and shows off her "medal" to everyone she sees and is looking forward to another race. My little 18-month old was just happy to have had a chance to run with a crowd of other kids. A special thanks for my in-laws for coming out to help watch the kids. We could not have run this race without their help.
|Race swag for Big and Little kids|
Category Place - 28/147
Gender Place - 74/437
Overall Place - 274/841
Gun time - 54:27.3
Chip time - 53:50.2 a new PB
|My Running Family Portrait|
Are you running any races this weekend?
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