Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2009 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

Last Saturday was the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. Casey, my mom, Stratton and I trekked the one mile around St Francis in the cold weather. It was a nice brisk walk. Last year the number of attendees was only around 85. This year...close to 300 people signed up. It started at 9am and it took us around 16 min to walk the mile (that's including several stops...haha). I would like to thank those who helped us both by donating and also by cheering us on. Next year Casey and I decided we are going to try to run the 5K (a little over 3 miles). We'll see...

Me, Stratton, and Casey before the race. Stratton was bundled up really well. We kept getting compliments on his hat too. :)
About half way through the mile Stratton wanted out of the stroller. So Casey carried him.
He was having SO much fun on Aunt C's shoulders!
Getting ready to cross the finish line. Mom was determined to get there. We put Stratton down on the ground and Casey and I held his hands going across the finish line. He stopped one foot short of it and started smiling at everyone because they were all clapping and cheering for us. It was so cute.
They gave us jingle bells to put on our shoes. Stratton thought these were awesome.

Thanks again for everyone's help and support!
We will be doing it again next year!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congragulations that you four made the mile and good for you. Maybe next year the fourth generation can be with you. That would be fun. That was a great turnout. Loved the pics of all of you.
Love, Grandma Marge