Now this post has been a long time coming! But it takes so much of my heart to sit and right about something I love so much, and to be honest I've just been so drained lately. But this is way overdue, and I am so proud of this event, you just gotta know all about it.
First, my AMAZING friend Tara, designed our logo, which I proud displayed all over town on flyers, Facebook, banners, and our t-shirts. Your efforts in making my mushed-up thoughts come to life and energy with such inspiration mean so much to me, my friend!
Next, I have the most amazing group of board members who help put this 5K together who all love Make-A-Wish with the same passion I do. This was our first go round with a 5k, and most were completely clueless, but their enthusiam is contagious. I only wish I had them all in this picture, but here is a sweet handful of helping hands.
Our event was held in "Uptown Columbus" (which is technically downtown) on a perfect April Saturday morning, and our local running company "Big Dog Running" assisted (I use this term lightly--they practically ran the whole show) in putting this together. Columbus is such a big running town, so I've quickly learned that engaging Big Dog is a guarenteed way to get runners there on a Saturday morning. We are so appreciative of their help, and to know how eager they were to support such a worthy cause.
Our course was along the beautiful Riverwalk, and the the revitalized streets of downtown Columbus, and was a beautiful, but quick! run! Before I knew it, the runners was back again!
While his mom, Kim, helped volunteer (she worked a street corner, haha) his dad, who's never run a day in his life, ran that race. In honor of his son. And for all the wishes out there that still need granting. GO DANNY!!
Xavier's wish was just granted this year, and is a very special boy. He is surrounded with love, and his family is a walking example of the MAW motto...."hope, strength, and joy."