What I didn't realize was first of all how many people could do this. I'm guessing a thousand people or more finished this half marathon. And they did it with such enthusiasm and esprit, and for the most part a spirit of cooperation. I'm sure that among the top finishers there is an intense spirit of competition, but I think most of the runners were running against the clock and their previous performances. Maybe many were just running against the distance, to see if they could do it.
What a wonderful inspiration this was. Makes me want to participate in walks and runs. Not sure if my 67-year-old legs could run any great distance, but I certainly could walk a 5K, 10K, or even 13.1 mile event. And I plan on doing that soon!
|Julia and Ed at the finish line|
|Brian, Emily, Julia, Ed|
|Emily and Brian|
|Julia with Colin, Emily|
|Em and Julia, running pretty hard toward the finish line|
|The last stretch of the race, through Rocky River Reservation.|
|Ed flashed by me before I could get the camera ready. He's in a dark gray shirt.|
|Linda, with Colin, watching the race.|