We arrived and got front row parking because both of my sister-in-laws are disabled and have handicapped parking passes. That worked out nicely for us because we didn't have to park a mile away and take the bus. My SIL's were there to watch us, take pictures and watch the kids for us while we ran.
What a great atmosphere! Around 9000 people were scheduled to run on Saturday in 1/2 hour waves. There were people everywhere! Everyone was friendly, and in a party-have-a-good-time-mood. It was great! Mud was everywhere! Muddy sneaker piles were everywhere! People were encouraged to leave their muddy sneakers and the event coordinators would collect them, clean them (I hope!!) and distribute them to needy countries. Nice idea, huh? Here's what the pile looked like.
B and I got a few pictures before the race, while we were still clean!
Finish time 47:40. We crossed the finish line holding hands. Awww.
I finished 66 in my age group out of 606. Not too bad. It wasn't all about going fast, but I definately could have done it faster, especially at the beginning when everyone was walking. If you can get around the crowd, you could make some good time.
This was the hubs first race ever and he did great! We both had such a great time, we're thinking of coming back for the Spartan Sprint in August. They also have a kids race so our kids can try it out too. I'll leave you with one parting shot--just to give you an idea of how muddy it really was.
Happy Monday Warriors!