Saturday, January 19, 2008

And They're Off...

(Hawaii) -- Sarah -- 7:00 AM

Runners came to the start line in good humor and short sleeves. That’s right, when you show up to the start at 5:00 a.m. in Hawaii it’s a “low” of 74(!); no bundling up necessary.

Spirits were high as the conch shell rang out and the tiki torches glowed at the start of what appeared to be a “dry” course. Although there was a slight drizzle this morning, and a short shower last night, rain has been minimal the past few days. Word around town was that the trails were going to be good to the runners this year.

At the start, Suzanna was all smiles as usual; Mark provided advice to those that hadn’t run the course before; Scott looked relaxed and was looking forward to running a race that he had crewed last year; and Jeffery was happy to find himself in good health on race day.

Enjoy the pre-race photos. They’re out there now and are thankful for all of you who are sending good thoughts and prayers their way. They’ll need every bit of it as the day wears on. Thanks to everyone for your support!

More updates to come as the day wears on…






1 comment:

darkcloud said...

Great job everyone!!
I guess it is better than running in the upper Midwest right now. Forcast high for today in Duluth.....around -12F.
Rob...........