|me, Cindy, Candace, Kadie and Lindsey|
|before I took off|
They have one major fundraiser a year, the Service Guild Gala, in March of every year, and several smaller ones. One of the other ones is running for a child during the Mercedes Marathon. They ask every runner to raise $100/mile, so if you run a full marathon then you strive to raise $2610. I formed a team of five women, and we all tried to raise money. We had a blast getting to know each other better, and fun training for our individual segments. The race was Sunday, Feb 12th in the morning. Cindy Bembry started us off with the first 6 miles, then me with 3 miles, then Kadie Fry with the next 6 miles, who passed it off to Lindsey Chitwood who ran another 3 miles, and then Candace Crouch pulled up the rear with the final 8 miles. It was warm day (which I was fine with), but all of the serious runners were hoping for cooler weather. I was able to run a little with Kadie, and then we both ran the final mile with Candace. It was a long morning, but a very fun one.
|Steve and kids came to support me|
|After my segment, but before Sara ran hers (the final 8 for her team)|
|Kadie and me halfway through!|
|We made it!!|
|not too shabby for some older ladies! :)|
In fact, we had so much fun doing the race, we decided to enter another one. Since we weren't all able to run together, we registered for the Birmingham Wine 10K, where they toast us with champagne at the end! Now that is my kind of race!