Kids Reno 5000 Halloween race 2011

Packet pick up is one of my favorite parts of a race.  I like seeing the coupons, little goodies, get my chip and race bib.  It lets me know it’s ON!!!  And it’s the countdown to donning the race outfit, getting a little anxious and feeling the energy of a race.  With the exception of Taylor finding a spider on him in the parking lot on the way out and freaking out so much I almost peed myself, it went off without a hitch but had all the fun elements of every packet pickup.  Kids are jonsing for a run!!  This is the race where I sit and watch them finish, hugging their sweaty bodies instead of them being there for me.

It was an exciting ride to the race and all the kids had a blast.  It’s always difficult for me to sit on the sidelines but I also feel so much pride in being a spectator for my kids.

Gabrielle won first place in her age division, Alana won funniest costume as “Swine Flew” and Olivia won most unique costume as “Hoodie Ninja”…

Here are their times: 1/2 mile

Kezia (placed 5th overall!: 4 min. 23 sec

Samuel:  4 min 43 sec

Nicolas:  5 min 45 sec

5K Times:

Taylor: 27 min 24 sec

Alana:  35 min 41 sec

Ashlea:  35 min 42 sec

Olivia:  36 min 13 sec

Gabrielle:  36 min 14 sec

Everyone did fantastic, but most important is how much fun it was, that they all participated and mostly that they know how much I love and support them.  Here are some shots from the event:

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