The race starting line was under an arch of pink balloons.
The race was kicked off by the FM 100 radio people and Channel 4 News' Brent Hunsaker.
Once the race started this is a view of the people ahead of us (you can't really see it but those are little people-head-dots all the way up to the top of the picture)And these are the people behind us (again, little dot heads as far as the eye could see)
And the people that were ahead of us that had rounded the corner and were headed back toward the finish line.
We had only intended on walking the one mile portion of the race but we actually did the 5k. Following are the mile makers so that I can have photographic evidence to show Tim that I actually did it.
There was even some over the t-shirt bra wearing
and feather hats, fuzzy boas, and tu-tu's oh my (that's a dude in the red hat)
Along the way we were serenaded by a high school band
and accosted by the hockey bear
I tried everything I could to get on the news.
But in the end I didn't make the final cut on the evening news.
Once we crossed the finish line we were treated to water and bananas.
a survivors parade
This sea of pink is all the breast cancer survivors that participated in the event.
There was a memorial dove release in memory of those lost to cancer. Uncle Jill got a dove in my mom's memory. I think her dove is the third one from the left. Tim says that they tattooed my mom's name on her dove but they flew off too fast for me to confirm his story.