Saturday, September 1, 2007

Buckshot Races for Eau Claire Area Special Olympics

Pipers and color guard, plus the National Anthem before the starting gun.
Women are allowed to take up the pipes
The 5 mile and 2 mile races are held every year on the Saturday before Labor Day in Carson Park, along the banks of the Chippewa River.
Chippewa River
At the starting gun, 800 runners are off on the 5 mile race. Another 800 or so, including many children of all ages run the 2 mile race.
Go Runners
The courses are on paved trails through pine woods. Strollers are allowed, and participants are of all ages.
Children's age groups receive awards
My brother and sister-in-law, as well as my Sweetie and I all received age group awards in the 2 mile race. Sweet Pea came in before more than half of her age group.
Great awards


Nat said...

Great job on the race! Looks like it was a fun one!

Renee said...

Congratulations award winners! Those look like pretty cool schwag.