Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Event #32 - Dash For Dad 2012

For the 4th year in a row, we ran the Dash for Dad race (previously known as the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge). Its been a fun race for us, especially since it is for our very favorite cause - finding a cure for prostate cancer.

This year, they changed the time of year and location of the race which made for a much tougher (hillier) course. We were excited to see how we did compared to past years, and especially on the new course!

The race started in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame and immediately started to head up Demonbreun Street. For those of you who don't live in Nashville, its a hill. The whole time. :) The race then took us up Music Row, and then looped around for the way back. The only good thing about going uphill for almost 2 miles is that the way back is pretty much downhill!

Nate set yet ANOTHER PR, and I kept my time under 30:00 as promised. I was hoping to go a little faster, but those hills got me! Here are the official results:

62nd place - Nate Towne - 26:54
118th place - Sara Towne - 29:50

We were pretty pleased with those results, and are looking forward to our next race (especially since its at the beach. Beach = FLAT). At the START/FINISH line area, they had set up a little festival with vendors, face painting, snacks and even a dunk tank! We hung out around the festival for a little and then went on to enjoy the rest of our Father's Day Weekend. And a quick note about the week of this race - it marked 3 years since Team G Shock first started! Its hard to believe, but with the help of our family & friends (and even some strangers) we have been able to run 32 races and raise over $5,000! So thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for that! Can't wait to see what the next 3 years bring!

Before the race


Gotta hydrate after those hills!

The festival for the race 
(and Country Music Hall of Fame in the background)

Who doesn't love a dunk tank?

Maybe this guy?

Nate's new PR! 

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