Saturday, July 24, 2010

Old Settlers Stampede 2010

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 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,

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!


  1. What an athletic group! I think it is wonderful that you have started such a great project in our community. Hopefully I will be able to participate next year.
    I just can't decided about if I should go the PC route or Mac? Before my computer bit the dust I said I would go Mac, but know I have 2nd thoughts. I really think the best way for me to over come my troubles with my Mac are to not use the PC. For example I have trouble with the Mac resizer so instead I resize and post all of my pictures on my PC and then go in on my Mac and write my post-silly I know! As long as I have the PC there it will be the easy way to 'not solve a problem'. You are smart by backing up every time-I will in the future! Thanks for your insight & have a great weekend.

  2. That's awesome! You go girl! I've actually signed up for a relay marathon in the fall and started training. I have to run 6 miles so I'm doing the couch to 5k right now. Once I get to 5k, I'll work up to 6 miles! What am I thinking?

    Congrats on your race and the $$ raised!!