Tonight I met three running friends and we picked up our race packets in preparation for the Crim race tomorrow morning. They are all running the 10 mile race. I am walking the 8K (5 miles).
We had dinner at a local restaurant…all the pasta you could eat…yum.
And then we went outside to watch the Special Olympians. The Crim race (named after Bobby Crim) is a huge fundraiser for the Special Olympics. And the night before the big race lots of local special athletes run a few blocks down the same brick paved road we will begin our own races on in the morning.
A local high school band marched the athletes to the start line of their race.
Tonight the street was lined 4 or 5 deep as we cheered on these athletes. Some were parents and families of the runners…some were people just like us, in town to pick up our packet and to cheer these people on. They are what it’s all about, and tomorrow when the 10,000 or so runners toe the line, it’s these special athletes who will benefit.
Weren’t too many dry eyes along the street this evening. Lots of high fives though.
More on the race tomorrow night.