Jenn and Emily had run this race last year. When Sam saw his mother cross the finish line at that time, he decided he wanted to do it this year. So all year the two of them ran together, building their stamina and increasing their speed. Emily has run several races during the year and was almost sidelined from this one by a knee injury, but she recovered in time to join her sister and nephew tonight.
|Emily, Jenny and Sam at the end of the race|
|Sam - first of our bunch to cross the finish line - his first official race.|
|Jenny - second across the line, looking for Sam.|
Early on in the race, Jenn noticed one of her shoe laces was untied so she stopped to tie it. Sam kept on running. From then on he was out of Jenn's sight and she worried about him for the rest of the race. In the picture above, she's looking around for him as soon as she crossed the finish line.
And it was a very emotional moment when she found him. He crossed the line about two minutes before his Mom and was waiting for her to show up.
And then Emily came, close on Jenny's heels, looking great, to be greeted by her Dad. The three of them came across the line within three minutes of one another. A great race.