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!!!