Monday, February 15, 2010

Anticipation - Mercedes Kids Marathon




This past weekend you could find dedicated runners trekking up and down the hills all over Birmingham. The annual Mercedes Marathon is a wonderful event, and everyone in town turns out to cheer on the runners. Click here for the story behind this race. It will warm your heart.

The grownups aren't the only ones who get to participate. On Saturday morning, despite low temps and snow still on the ground, thousands of youngsters from all over the city, and other places as well, ran a 1 mile race. Previously they had all run a total of 25 miles over a 5 month program, and this was the last leg of their marathon. Two of my granddaughters, Lindley and Chappell participated this year. Mom Kathleen, who works for the Trak Shak, one of the sponsors, ran with Chappell and on Sunday, she was also part of a relay team for the Bell Center. Hooray for Team Lawrence!!!


10 comments:

Olivier said...

bravo pour ces jeunes sportifs et en plus ils ont leur portraits sur ton blog

B SQUARED said...

Start 'em early, they'll be healthier for it.

brattcat said...

What beautiful faces, what a heart-warming story.

Louis la Vache said...

huff puff huff puff
«Louis» ran out of breath just thinking about running that far...

Ming the Merciless said...

Awesome job on the photos! You are one of the few people on Daily Photo to shoot human subjects. Most of us photograph non-moving, inanimate objects.

Daryl said...

Love your portraits ..

Jacob said...

Lois Anne has run two marathons - New York and Disney. I don't understand how anyone can run 26.2 miles! I don't even like to drive that far!

Great event there in Birmingham. And it's so nice to see the kids involved. A 1-mile run is nothing to sneeze at.

TheChieftess said...

Great shots V!!! It really is nice to see kids getting involved in running!!! (I always hated running, myself!!!)

U "R" Us said...

Thanks for the visit, V. When you do that, it reminds me to check YOU out! I absolutely LOVE your new masthead. Superb photo. Nice reportage here too. I like the kids marathon concept. Get em young!

Paula said...

Those are some busy grandbabies you have - how do you get them to provide you with so many photo ops? Treats? They look so hale and hardy, V, You have a handsome brood.