What I/we loved about this race/walk was the fact there were no timing chips or other race "accoutrements." There were, however, lots of cheerleaders and kind drivers in Washington, DC, who "let" us cross when we needed to and never got huffy. Maybe the early start helped with DC traffic. The course ran around the Washington Nationals Stadium and then down through the waterfront on the canal for we hoped 3.1 miles at the finish. However, some wrong turns (we were following the people in front of us) allowed a wee bit longer course for us (3.5 miles, but who's counting!). Many runners, walkers, strollers with babies and toddlers in them and puppies too. Everyone was welcome to come and show "the love."
A big HOW HOW to the Special Love staff, the many donors and volunteers, and Koo Lop Yuen who underwrote the sponsorship! It was a FANTASTIC event in a lovely part of DC! And Ryan Tomoff gave the pre-race remarks on how much Special Love means to him, our family and all the kids who attend either BRASS camp or Camp Fantastic each year.
Below photo with Koo (on left)
|Heroes in capes!|
|Ryan gave the opening race remarks and started the race with a bullhorn!~|