Friday, November 26, 2010

OBX Gobbler 5k

Turkey Day this year found us in Nags Head, NC.   Last year we did the first ever OBX Gobbler 5k with the kids and had a blast, so this year we signed-up again.  The event is organized by OBX Running Club through FS Sports.  The alarm went off early and by 7:30 am we were registered and wearing our new OBX Gobbler shirts.

Thankfully it was a mild and pleasant morning and we soon found ourselves moving towards the start line. 

The event had 250 participants last year and it must have won a good reputation as this year it was up to 450 plus in all shapes and sizes!  Definitely a family event and it was great to see so many young kids out to run with their parents.  Our youngest walked it with She Who Must Be Obeyed while I ran it with our nine year old.

Poetry in Motion!

I was very impressed as we kept a nice even pace any only stopped to walk twice for a very short period each time.  Finished in a very respectable 35 minutes and then enjoyed watching the rest of the family cruise to the finish!

Big Hair Girls!

A great time and I hope that it will become an annual family tradition.  It provided a great excuse to over-indulge in a fabulous turkey dinner prepared by the wonderful SWMBO later in the afternoon!

Thanks to race director Karen Warlitner who did a spectacular job and, as aways, had a ready smile for everyone!

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