What an amazing day everyone had at the SpringFest Fun Run/Walk. We figured we’d be doing well to get 30-40 participants… well we sorta outdid that with somewhere between 130 and 160 participants. Of course, a GORGE-ous day didn’t hurt any, and the people were psyched for something like this, maybe as a warm-up for the Backyard Half in a couple of weeks.
We started Day-Of registrations about 11:00 and we were mobbed in joyful pandemonium right up to the start at 12:00. We faced the 5K Town (flatter) Loop runners opposite the 5K Strawberry Mtn Loop and 10K runners across the start/finish line and there were lots of high-5’s as they ran past each other… more pandemonium.
It seemed like there was barely time for a breath before the first runner returned in 21:30 minutes, and from then on there was a nearly constant stream of 5K and then 10K runners even as we started the 1K crowd at 1:00. Then before we knew it the 1K kids (and adults) were coming back in too. Talk about people having a good time, this was it.
Then as people were picking up their goodie bags and medals, eating snacks, drinking water, and checking their times, many stopped at the Kula Chiropractic tent for a deep tissue massage and some TLC. Throughout the event Sean Sperry was zipping all over the routes taking an incredible set of photos that he’s made available to everyone on PhotoShelter (download funrun)
We made a few mistakes in our organizing and marking the routes that we can learn from, but if the compliments are any indication, the whole event was a resounding success. So now we all need to thank our sponsors without whose support this wonderful day might not have happened:
White Salmon Family Medical Practice
Kula Chiropractic Sports & Wellness
Northshore Medical Group
Riverview Community Bank
Additional support provided by: