Liz Logelin Foundation 5k - Walk Run Hope

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ah, September in Minnesota -
Can you think of a more beautiful location than Minnehaha Falls?
Not many - that's for sure -
What a gorgeous setting for this year's Liz Logelin Foundation 5k!

It was hard to find my place at this year's 5k - With things being wonky on the home front, super busy on the work front & multiple things happening at once...I wasn't sure what to do...Where to go...

Last year I was more than happy to volunteer wherever needed...but this year - this year I wanted to run the race & see how I could hold up...
Well, with a jam packed calendar I wasn't able to make that happen this year - although after watching the 5k and seeing so many young kids run the thing themselves...I have visions of us doing that too in the not-so-distant future!!

Instead - I hung around & took it all in as a spectator while the kids kept busy with some of the awesome activities at the 5k ~

I'll be honest - watching people get ready for the race - I was feeling a little bit jealous that I wasn't among them...
My friends & neighbors came out to participate in their first official 5k...

And they were off!

I had several friends running in this race...and I was thrilled to be able to cheer them on!
Missy did awesome! Coming in at 38:03!

And Lisa came in right behind her! At 38:17

And do you remember Liz? Many moons ago she set a goal for herself to accomplish a mile? Well, guess what...She did a mile...and then she did two...and then she did the final 3rd mile. In under an hour...
Great job Liz!

The real rockstar of this race? Tammy! I tell ya what! I was standing around thinking to myself - I'd better get my camera - they are going to start finishing soon - and what do you know?
This woman was DONE...and drinking water already!
Yep...her first ever 5k...and she finished in 32:33~AMAZING!

It was so fun to have so many friends out at Minnehaha Park supporting each other and the Liz Logelin Foundation...
Preliminary reports show that the 5k raised around $8000!
I am continually amazed at where this blogging community has taken me...
Continually grateful.
Together - we really CAN make a difference!


LutherLiz said...

Thanks for all your support Darc!

Anonymous said...

It was so fun to watch all the racers coming across the line. Even the girl that one the kids division! She was amazing!

Missy and Liz...what can I say. They were pretty awesome too.

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