Race Day!

The alarm went off at 5:15 so we were up and at it really early. It was still dark when we left and a brisk 51 degrees with a steady breeze.....pretty chilly! Shortly after we arrived, the sun came up and it felt really good, lol!

Ronnie got registered, got his shirt/number then started stretching - He is a faithful listener of 106.9 so was happy to get his picture with Phil and Ariana -For those of you that don't already know this, Ronnie has always loved to run and was on the cross country team in high school, participating in many races/events. But... he hasn't run in nearly 20 years. So less than a month ago he decided he wanted to run in this 5K St. Jude's race in Frederick. For the past 3 weeks or so he put his eye on the prize and pushed - ALL FOR THE KIDS! He set a goal of 25 minutes for this 5K race - can he do it? We think so!

Here's Rachel - this race was her idea and a dream come true. She's telling the racers - get ready......Now they start lining up.... he stretched, waited and listened -
And now.... down and ready -

It didn't seem like any time before saw him coming back -
looks like he missed his goal by about 23 seconds but we are very proud! Besides, in his age group he was (we think) 4th. He has asked for the final list but it was a very good run after a 20 year break! Way to go Ronnie!

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