Sunday, September 27, 2009

Myeloma 5K

MMRF (Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation) 5K Race for Research

Around a thousand participants, runners and walkers, headed for the start. Survivor's shirts were bright yellow, others were white.

Race was around Lake Phalen in St. Paul.
A brisk breeze, temperature around 60, rain threatened, but never materialized, which was great for the race and disappointing for the record-breaking draught in St. Paul.
Shoreline restoration project in full bloom: next 3 pictures

Huge posters gave family and friends opportunity to write messages. There were "Running in Tribute" signs available to pin on shirts. Teams of supporters wore matching shirts of various designs and colors. Kids, toddlers in strollers, dogs, wheel chairs, young and old: it was a community day.

On the way home we saw a STUDEBAKER ! Well, yes, a little off subject, but cute car.

Knee report coming Tuesday or Wednesday, following yet another manual therapy session!


Amytrigirl (aka Amybee) said...

Nice pics, as usual. Studebaker? How cool! I hope the knee report goes well.

(I ran Lake Phalen for the first time last August. BEAUTIFUL!)

Anne said...

I know this race had to be important to you since the cause is close to you. Looked like a beautiful course.

Beth said...

What a beautiful course for a great cause. I've never been to Lake Phalen- I'll have to check it out! Good luck with the knee.

DawnB said...

a beutiful course for a good cause and a very nice turnout. Hope you have good news, soon.

Calyx Meredith said...

Looks like it was a beautiful day for the 5k. Great pictures! And Studebakers always make me think of Fozzy Bear from the Muppet Movie - fun!

ShirleyPerly said...

A most excellent reason to run!

The area looks so green that it's surprising to hear there's a drought. Hope you do get some rain soon and the news of your knee is good.

Sunshine said...

Christen: I don't know what happened to your comment or who you are, but thanks for stopping by.