Another August, another great outing to support an incredible cause - beating Cystic Fibrosis - with the Thomas Chamberas XC 6K or 5K or something along those lines through the winding (and hilly!) pathways of Great Brook State Forest in Carlisle. The E Streeters are a staple at the race every year, which raises about $10,000 each year to fight the disease.
This year, we were honored to have Professor Quirrell from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry join us for the start.
And yes, as always, the pre-race warm-up included the dulcet tones of Mike Mahone performing his special version of the National Anthem, a video of which can be seen here:
The daughters couldn't make it to run with their old man this year, so it was a husband-wife tandem representing Clan Pisarik at this year's race
And we're off! (Those in front of me)
(And those behind)
Coming into the finish, Andrew captured some shots. We're all blurry in them because we were running so damn fast. Yeah, that's what happened.
The couple that runs together, sweats together
One of these men is a legend. The other just thinks he is. You figure out which is which.
And finally, the obligatory group shot with the most famous 33 worn in New England since the days of Larry Bird
Sadly, this was the swan song for this particular race, which has been held for 12 years. We're sad to see it go, because we enjoy it every year and it's a great August outing supporting an august charity. But we also understand how much time and work has to go in to putting these things together. We wish everyone well and encourage you to visit Cystic Fibrosis to learn more about how you can help.
With that, we'll leave you to the bombards bursting in air, and say adieu!