Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Run for Mercy 5K

On Saturday, I had the joy of being involved with the Run for Mercy 5K.  I've been part of a team that planned the event beginning back in May.  It was exciting to finally reach our event day and see all of our hard work going into action.

We had 435 registrants and raised close to $30,000.  We're hoping that a few more giving envelopes will come in that will put us over the $30K mark!

I have some AMAZING friends who came out even though it was cold and gloomy to run or walk the race.

I really don't even know how to put my thoughts into words other than to say that I feel so incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to plan this event that raised money for a cause that I support.

I'll let the pictures speak for me today, and I hope to share some more thoughts once I'm a little more removed from the event.

My awesome team!

I did remember to take moments to breath and smile.

A sweet friend and her kids

People checking in - our registration went so smoothly!

People lined up at the start

Runners taking off into the woods

Two of my friends finished fifth and sixth in the race!

The Chick-fil-A kid helped start the kid's fun run.

We had some awesome door prizes!

I got to work with two amazing women in addition to our committee to help plan and pull off this awesome event for Mercy Ministries!


Amanda said...

Aww great pics!

kilax said...

I love the shirt design. The course looks like a lot of fun too. I love running by the trees!

Nicole said...

GREAT PICS! You rocked it sweetie! I'm so excited for you! It sounds like you had an amazing time!!! I wish i could have been apart of it! xoxo

Sharon said...

You pulled it off beautifully :) Thanks for sharing & I hope you get over the $30,000 mark, too!

J said...

Looks like a great race! That runner girl in the photo looks fast!

Rachel H. said...

Looks like you guys had a great time...lots of fun! And great planning! Hopefully you get over the $30K mark!

The Shabby Princess said...

Glad it went well--it looks like a beautiful day and location for a 5k!

Alisa said...

Awesome looks like lots of fun!

Jamie said...

Looks like a great race! Congrats!

Love to Run said...

Sounds like it was a great race! You did a great job. I wish I could have been there.

Chic Runner said...

Great job! :) That is such a great cause and I can only imagine how crazy it is to plan a race. :) They were lucky to have you as their planner.