Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Josh Byers Memorial Day 5K

On Memorial Day, I worked the Josh Byers Memorial Day 5K for Not Alone (where I work).  I had been helping coordinate this event since I started working there in March, so it was exciting for race day to finally arrive.

This is the first time we've had a 5K, and we were thrilled to have 270 runners come out!

It was a warm morning, but everyone seemed happy to be there.  We honored the fallen soldiers including Captain Josh Byers and had a great time seeing everyone run or walk and enjoy the race festivities.

My parents, sister and cousin came out for the event.  Here is me and Meredith before she ran the race.

One of the coolest things we coordinated for the event was fire trucks to hang a giant flag.  It looked so cool and was a nice touch considering it was Memorial Day.

We're already planning how to make it bigger and better next year, but I couldn't be happier about how this first year went!

1 comment: said...

Congrats on your first organized race! Sounds like an awesome job!