Thursday, November 22, 2012

Turkey Trot 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.
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