We had a GREAT time at the 5K yesterday! There was a huge turnout and the Charlie Fans were represented in the gray shirts - we were everywhere, and it was awesome. Charlie & his family got to see family and friends, and meet a lot of new friends. He did great in his stroller and actually was the first to cross the finish line... who cares that he only did a quarter lap! Thanks to a few excellent photographers, we have several hundred pictures, so we will have a video slideshow of those pictures soon.
There are several people who we need to thank for going above and beyond - Celeste at Salcorp for donating the t-shirts and being very patient with us, Scott Collett Design for donating the artwork for the shirts, Jimmy Wilson (not sure where we got Matthews) and crew for making awesome reminderband bracelets (more info to come on those), CH Bagpiping for a special start to the race, Firefighter Lambert for taking 524 photographs, Chris McKay for donating hundreds of bottles of water for the racers, Chad at Little Debbie for donating all the granola bars for the racers, all of our t-shirt deliverers, and Candi, Lindsay, Angel, Suz & Cheryl for providing the snacks for our littlest racers.
Thanks to everyone who was there - or there in spirit. It was another awesome and overwhelming experience. Charlie is an amazing little boy who is loved so, so much.
meghan - charlie's aunt