But the Bear 5K 2010 was an overwhelming success on the trails of the Great Brook State Park in Carlisle this weekend, to benefit autism research. The event, in its second year, has evolved into a tremendous family event, with runners and walkers of all sizes and ages joining the ranks.
And of course, there's always the chili and Yoohoo waiting at race's end to sweeten the pot.
Congrats go out to Stephen "Petey" Peterson for pulling together another fun off-road excursion, even if this blog writer got shut out from this year's raffle gifts. Guess I'll just have to bask in the glow of winning those X-Terra sneakers at the Rivah a couple of years back, even if they didn't make them in my size.
Nice work by all the families involved. And thanks especially to Andrew, sidelined with a cartilage issue in his big toe, for taking the award-winning pics to complement the blog entry.
And for the record, the E-Streeters were well represented, especially by all of our new members, who are much better looking than us by a long mile.
Also, can anyone explain why nearly all of us wore numbers sponsored by X-Terra, a trail-racing sneaker, except for Scott who was sponsored by Fig Newton?!?
A photo round-up from the morning:
Proof positive you don't have to run the race to wear the tee-shirt:
The real Kenny family runners revealed:
Not sure if she's yelling at me or her brother:On their second and third bowls of chili, before most runners have even had their first: