This has been the summer of races! My sister, Sommer, and I helped a local insurance agency put together the Old Settlers Stampede, a 5K and a one-mile fun. We plan to make the race an annual event, so we tried to do it up right! Each year the proceeds will benefit a different organization/event/etc. in Seymour. This year the City Auditorium received the proceeds. The race was held Saturday, July 10, which was rodeo weekend. Our plan is to have it at this time each year. We worked on it for several months and ended up with a great turnout for our first year--96 people registered. We only raised about $1,000 because of all the start-up costs. However, an older citizen, originally from Seymour, read an article we had about the race in our local paper and sent a check for $10,000! We were so excited!
Check out the website at http://www.oldsettlersstampede.com and be sure and put next year's race on your calendar, July 9, 2011! We promise great prizes. Some runners received $100 cash!
In order to promote the event we made three different appearances on the local news shows. Kade and Layton got to go on television with me the last time. This recording is not very good, b/c of the way I had to record it (standing in front of the tv). Notice that I put my hand over Layton's mouth towards the end after the news anchor asks him about Spiderman. He was about to educate her on her superheroes (Batman flies, not Spiderman)! The video is too large for me to upload via my blog, so I uploaded it to You Tube. You can see it here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxzlMhCOh1o.
Kade (middle child) participated in the one-mile fun run and ran the entire thing! He loves to run, which I am super excited about. He is always asking me to drop him off on our dirt road and let him run to the house (about 1/2 mile).
Layton ran the entire one-mile fun run, too! I did not have my video ready as he crossed the finish line, but he gathered a crowd. He was sprinting the entire last 100 yards--it was hilarious!
Babe (my mom), Sunday, Sommer and Skye
Sunday, M, M & T
These are my running buddies!
My friend in the black top tied for 2nd place with me in our age group. We run together almost everyday, so it was only natural that we finish in the exact same time! The other two gals got 1st place in their age groups.
I was so proud of Clint. He ran the 5K and received 2nd place in his age group. Right before they called out his name he was mouthing that they should have an award for the lazy, out-of-shape people! Then they called his name as a winner!
My mom, Ace, and the boys worked the one-mile water stop for the 5K run. Mom said that it just blew Layton's mind that the runners would throw down their cups when they were done. He thought they should stop and put them in the trash can. He also got a little perturbed if you didn't stop and get a drink!
We are already looking forward to next year's race!