Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Event #16 - No Name Deli Express 5k Your Way

Last week, Nate & I headed up to Minneapolis for a long weekend with his family. We got to relax, hang out with some friends, and check out the Twins new stadium on Friday night! On Saturday morning, we ran our 16th race for Team G Shock! We were joined by Nate's sister, Kesha, and her boyfriend Justin. The race was the No Name Deli Express 5k Your Way and the money raised from the race benefited The Courage Center.

Very early on Saturday morning we gathered at the Courage Center. The race included wheelchair racers along with the runners & walkers. We had to walk about a quarter mile or so to the starting line and then the wheelchair racers were off! We followed behind them and made our way along the course which took us through a park and some really pretty neighborhoods. There were a few big hills throughout the course, and the last quarter mile or so we had a great view of the Minneapolis skyline with the finish line right outside of Target Field.

Justin led the way and came in 3rd place overall in the race! Unfortunately, there wasn't any official timing, so we don't know what places the rest of us were in. But we did have Nate's watch to keep track of our times which was a big help!

Here are the unofficial results:

Justin Bigelow - 20:45
Nate Towne - 31:24
Sara Ross - 31:24
Kesha Towne - 36:12

Nate's parents were at the finish line waiting for us and were able to take a lot of photos. And, this was Kesha's very FIRST race which was pretty exciting! She did so well and we were excited to be there with her. Here are some of the photos from the race/weekend:

Justin, Kesha, me & Nate at Target field on Friday night

Before the race - sporting our new Team G Shock shirts!

The first finisher to cross the line!

Justin finishing 3rd!

Here comes Kesha!

Justin & Kesha post-race

Justin, Kesha, Nate & me after the race

Gooooo G SHOCK!

Can't pass up a balloon arch..

Nate looooves ice cream :)

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