The retirement community in Kentucky where many residents were outside with signs. "I thought you said bingo!" "Run fast or I'll hit you with my cane."
A group of nuns and patients watching around mile 16 or 17.
An elderly man at mile 22 sitting in a chair, clapping for runners while his wife stood behind him and danced, with "St. Elmo's Fire" playing on a speaker.
Don't be a Seahawk - Run!
It's not blisters. Your wings are coming in.
Dig deep and find your wings
One of the volunteers at the expo asked how many posters I wanted. Three :) Participants in the 5k, 10k and full each got one, so I paid for three with my entry fee. I'd like all of them, in case two get damaged on the way home. I haven't taken them out of the boxes yet, but someday I'll get one framed.
Top row: 4-way finisher shirt, 5k shirt, cross-body backpack, 4-way plaque.
Middle row: 10k shirt, marathon shirt, 1-mile shirt
Front row: medals
The race shirts are ok. I don't love them. The race had the sweetest little piggie logo this year wearing a baseball hat, declaring he had 26.2 reasons we're all-stars. They leaned on the baseball all-star game being hosted in Cincy for the theme, and I like the baseball piggie. Why is he not on the race shirt? It took me a while to realize they're supposed to be baseball jerseys. Once I realized that, I liked them more, although I wish the 5k and full were different colors. The full shirt is an Asics women's cut and it fits really well. The 5k and 10k are unisex, but made with a soft stretchy material so they have a flattering shape. I haven't tried on the 1-mile shirt yet.
I really like the 4-way shirt, tons nicer than in the past. Some runners have actually complained about it. They must not have seen the last two :P I like that the Skyline logo is small, I like that it's a baseball style ringer shirt. Unisex sizes, but a small fit well.
(L to R) 1-mile doubles as a bottle opener, 10k, 5k, marathon, 4-way. They're all great. The marathon and 4-way are the same size, even though they don't appear it in this pic.
4-way plaque. It gets nicer every year, although I have yet to use one. Maybe if I had an office where I could hang things.