Our first stop at UAF was the bathrooms. There were 3500 people registered for this race plus another 1000? not registered (we weren't). They had 8 port-a-potties. Eight! Who plans this stuff? Off on the other end of the parking lot was a construction zone with its own. We went to that line. It didn't take long to calculate that each person had roughly 20-25 seconds if we were to make the start of the race. See the gal in the black with sunglasses?
I cannot imagine how hot these people were by the end of the race! It was a very warm evening.
This is me and Em looking through the crowd for Tisha and Jadyn. Would you believe we found them? Jadyn walked with us while Tisha took off running with her sister-in-law.
link and cute article there is a video of the start of the race at the bottom. If you pause at exactly 4:28 on the left of the screen you will see a blond in a bright orange tank top and a mom in all grey turning to take a photo. That would be us!! (Jadyn was on the other side of Em and you can't see her).
Homer, Olivia and Lucas sat on the corner to cheer us on. Jadyn and Tisha went running to them.
The girls are cooling off in a sprinkler. All along the race route there are sprinklers, hoses and people with squirt guns. There are also several water stations.
Cute, but could you imagine carrying that for six miles?!!
The entire route is lined with spectators and plenty of parties. This year there were two bands along the way!
Can you see Marsha waving to me under the left umbrella?
This is probably the biggest party along the route.... or at least the one with the most beer! :) This is where the second band plays.
Here's the finish line. We had to go to the side instead of down the chute because we were not official racers with numbers.
Yay!! We did it under two hours! By the time we got home about 1 AM Emily and I were already so sore. Walking six miles with zero training isn't recommended, but it's how we roll here in the Land of the Midnight Sun.