I did a whole series on planning a race during our 2014 event - click here if you'd like to check it out!
For starters, we got to the site at 2 p.m. to begin setup and around 3 p.m., the bottom fell OUT of the sky! As a crazy bonus, the weather app only called for a 15% chance of rain. Whaaaat?!
After about an hour of pouring rain, it decided to let up and once the rain stopped it never returned. YAY!
I might have almost had a mini-panic attack during all of this but all worked out in the end! I did have wet and squeaky shoes for the remainder of the night, though. YUCK.
We had quite a crew with plenty of help for registration.
I was actually grateful for the rain in the end, because it helped cool temps down and the humidity level stayed pretty low.
About an hour and a half before the race began, Heather and I drove around and stuck mile marker signs in their proper locations.
We returned and found a rainbow!
It really turned into beautiful evening!
I loved our start/finish line sign this year. Our Gleaux Run is a branch off our local Relay for Life, so all our Relay for Life stuff worked!
That's what it's all about...
I told my brother in law that his bib had to be visible in order to receive a medal once he crossed the finish line! Haha!
We attempted a pre-race selfie although not everyone wanted to participate! Haha!
A local radio personality was our race announcer.
I was so grateful for one of our local fitness center directors for leading us in a pre-race warmup! She did an awesome job!
Kenzie really got her gleaux on! Hehe!
On your mark, get set, go!
We even had special "Gleaux-in-the-Dark" medals for our runners after they crossed the finish line. :)
These ladies nailed the "run, walk, or crawl" across the finish line!
My husband completed the race, too!
Whew! After a whirlwind of an evening, the race was over before we knew it! We had so much help, cleanup was a breeze!
I can't wait to begin planning for 2017!