I loved being a part of this community wide drive to bring awareness to the growing prescription drug awareness campaign.
Our community leaders were gracious and so fun to work with.
The sunday night kickoff meeting was heart wrenching and eye opening
The turn out we got for passing out flyers letting people know about our event was huge!
We actually ran out of flyers the first night and dipped into the stash for the second nights gathering
The youth showed up in huge numbers and were great workers
They were smiling and happy to be out in the community
They showed up with their families and got to work
Other organizations jumped in and joined the efforts
A press conference was held on Friday
We discussed all the last minute preparations
I got lots of fun help at the packet pick up booth Friday night
Saturday morning it was game on!
Our committee was there wearing capes and smiles and ready to work!
I ended up a bit short for volunteers along the race course because so many people wanted to run. This cute guy happily stepped up last minute and prepped the finishers refreshment table and stayed through til the end!
My beautiful friend Heidi started the morning for us by singing the National Anthem
Because of the lack of volunteers I wasn't able to run, the plus side to this was that I was able to get some really fun pictures of the race as it was happening
The area of the race that I manned just so happened to be towards the end of the race and the lighting was great for catching the smiles on our runners faces.
We had a kids fun run that I missed completely as I was out at the finish line where our last two disabled runners had just come through.
Two of my good friends had cute boys who ran the 5k and were among some of the first to cross the finish line. Cute and speedy little dudes!
After the races we visited and checked out the carnival booths complete with a petting zoo, bounce houses, face painting and a dunk tank
The winners of the various divisions won super hero capes
And then there was the prescription drug drop boxes that were filled. The turn out was awesome!
Almost 700 runners in the 5k. Money was made to help fund the drop boxes, and lots and lots of prescription drugs were brought in to be properly disposed of. It was a great success and an absolute privilege to be a part of!