Friday, December 13, 2013

Galloping Gobbler Thanksgiving 4 Mile Run

Nothing like being almost a month late on our race recap; but better late than never.  The past few years we have run the Kids Campus 5K but this year we decided to switch things and run The Galloping Gobbler 4 mile race sponsored by The University of St. Francis. This race runs through part of the campus and a very hilly cemetery.  The race was large, with over 3000 runners braving the bitter cold temperatures.  The 4 mile race started about 20 minutes late due to a malfunction of the timing equipment.  
Not my favorite shirt color 
Packet pick-up was quick and well organized

Brooke and an old swimming buddy

Pam (my wonderful sister-in-law), Brooke and Tom
 (my  brother)

Two of my favorite people

Start of the race

Customary pre-race shoe picture

The large American flag along the course

We saw pilgrims, Indians,and turkeys on our run 

One mile complete, only 3 to go

Mile 2, halfway done

Blow up turkey at mile 3
The finish!

Wonderful architecture on our walk back to the car

Ice forming on the campus lake

Official time by my watch of course! (Sorry about the angled picture)

Now it's turkey time!

1 comment:

  1. Great job! And I agree that the shirt leaves much to be desired. Why do they pick such ugly colors?