Thursday, November 22, 2012
Seattle Turkey Trot 2012
This is our third Thanksgiving participating in this 5 K race to benefit the Ballard Food Bank. The first year we volunteered, and got to give the folks registering hand stamps in the snow. Last year we ran. Maeve ran/walked. Silas was in the stroller a bit but mostly carried by Mike. We finished 2011 in about an hour.
This year Maeve and I ran/walked it in 49 minutes. I expect she ran or skipped all but about 3/4 of a mile. Silas and Mike were the sweep - Silas was the very last participant to cross the finish line at about 1:32. Mike carried him less than 1/2 mile, so he walked most of it. Pretty good for a 3 year old!
Photo 1 is before the race. Silas wanted to run as a lion- his Halloween costume from last year.
Photo 2 is from when Maeve and I walked back to finish the in-park part of the race with Silas. We're approaching the finish line, so Mike had a great view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, which were actually visable.
It's a great course for kids - all downhill and ends at Golden Gardens Park.
Photo 3 is us drinking up the after-race refreshments, mango flavored coconut water, on our way to the cool playground at Golden Gardens.