Here's how it all shook down.
The first race on Saturday was the 1k age group kids races.
Layla left the rest of the kids in the dust, coming in first by a long shot.
Here she is accepting congratulations and praise from the founder of The Running Room, who sponsored the weekend's events.
Then, in the evening it was time for the 5k. We were so proud of our largely non-athletic kids in their mid to late 30s for training for and completing this event.
Jenn, a 38 year old mother of 5 boys, proud and happy after her first ever official race.
Amy, our 36 year old mother of 4, with the fancy shoes, happy to complete her first official race.
Rob (39) and wife Cindy (36) after successfully completing the 5k.
Our niece, Rachel (31) striding through the finish line at the 5k.
My running kids and the sign we waved at them as they ran by.
Then, yesterday morning Mary and Greg (both 31) got up bright and early on what turned out to be the hottest day of the summer for their half marathon. Lloyd, Rob, Amy and I were at the finish line to cheer them in. They both completed it in just over 2 hours.
These two kids were the inspiration for the others to run and compete. They all felt so good about their accomplishments and have decided to do the 10k race next year, except for Rob who wants to do the half marathon with Mary and Greg. And at least two other of our kids have decided to start training and start with the 5k or maybe even the 10k next year. Lloyd, too, has decided to train for next year's run. He used to be quite the runner when he was these kids' ages. I'll hold off until I get my arthritic knees replaced with bionic ones.
We're just so proud of them all.