A cold start to the day at a balmy 27 degrees, but everyone was hot on their feet as they looped through Pawtucketville for the annual Thanksgiving tradition. And as always, apple pies awaited everyone at race's end!
Some pre-race, race course, and post-race pics to share with everyone:
Crammed into the start, a large contigent of the E Streeters try to psyche out their challengers:
Home from Holy Cross, and ready to carry the torch for this father-son duo:Three of the brightest men on the course:
A mother-and child reunion, home from Wellesley to run wild in Lowell:
The Trudels in matching running gear:Somewhere in this crush of people is a hand waving. It belongs to Donna Corbin. She and Mary-Jo Griffin tried valiantly to muscle their way to the front:With a Godfather like Barry, Ryan was well-protected on the course: Yes, Sean was indeed beating Scott, Tommy and I for a brief stretch of the race:
Obviously, because we were too busy talking. Here's Scott, flanked by his official Boston Marathon gear Clydesdale bodyguards:
Victoria is either signalling victory or getting ready for a fight:
Brennan was the first Cassidy to cross the finish line:
Mary-Jo is still all smiles, even though she didn't get a tee-shirt out of the deal:
Barry and Jack Minch put on a final burst. Killian had already left them in his dust:
The Trudels take it home!
The Kenny family Christmas card! (Fresh off beating his father in the No Bananas race on Sunday, Finn sat this race out.)
D.J. represents, with her Keene State official running togs:
Afterwards, Brennan was happy to bring home the pie for the Cassidy clan: It's all about the pie, as these two guys clearly know. And yes, they are both wearing Boston Marathon gear. Have they ever run it? Why yes, they did....Sporting their MCC hats and neck warmers, Team MCC is all over the place with races these days.
Making her E Streeter debut, Anne Scanlon (on the left) finishes up the final leg. Little does she know her husband is hot on her heels.
And finally, the lonely life of the 10K runner. Special props to Tommy, who didn't get enough of the course, so he looped it twice!