Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Arbutus Firecracker 10K

This hometown race began on a cloudy Thursday morning; perfect July 4th running conditions for the 30th annual event.  A group of our Moms RUN This Town chapter runners were feeling fresh and ready to go!

We wound 6.2 (more or less) through Arbutus and Relay, MD; past town homes, Victorian houses, down 'Main Street', through sprinklers, over bridges, under overpasses, down hills, and UP hills.  There were plenty of water stops along the way, tons of encouragement thanks to local residents, and even the sun stayed away for most of the race.  As we made it up the last hill (FINALLY!) we were given that last boost of fuel to head to the finish line by a snazzy group of cheerleaders.
What a welcome sight; I mean, really... HELLO!!!

Though the course is tough, we all finished (and none of us were last).  Below are the finisher's photos (sorry, Heather, you were too fast for our photographer!!!).

Way to go ladies! Same time, same place next year.  My house is open for your pre- and post-race needs!
Way to rock that sparkle skirt, Emily!
Debbie was a good sport about not knowing the course!
Emily's 8th grade history teacher; she had to include him!
Robyn and Karen finishing their first Firecracker!
Looking good (ha!)!
That blur is Erin, finishing HER first Firecracker!
Race Director, Valerie, finishing her hometown race!
Danielle, finishing HER first Firecracker!
Angie, finishing HER first Firecracker!
Erin, finishing the course and shaving time off of last year!!!

Excellent run, mamas!

Until next time; I'll see you on the road!


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