This is an exciting weekend for our little corner of the world. There will be a 1/2 marathon, along with a 5K, held in Independence, MO!!
BODIES RUNNING has been working on this inaugural event for months!!
Fellow runners and walkers have signed up in large numbers. We were recently told that the goal of registering 1,000 participants has been met!
The course will be mostly flat. Several miles of the half marathon will be on the road seen below. It's very flat and kinda lonely looking :) Of course, with lots of us on it, we won't be lonely. However, we felt it would be a good thing to get some folks from our local running group to pitch in and make some fun and/or inspirational signs to place along the route...especially on this particular stretch.
This week I've been working on a few signs. Most of the quotes are ones I saw on line, so I can't take a lick of credit there.
I put a quote on the front and back of the signs so hopefully the runners will see them coming and going as this is a course where we go half way out (about 6.5 mi), then turn around and go back to where we started for a total of 13.1 miles.
This morning I decided to see what they might look light from the road, so I did a little sign placement practice in our front yard. Thankfully no neighbors were driving by while I had them lined up! :)
I wish we had enough signs to totally line the course like this, but that would take a zillion of them.
We will be putting them on the course very early before the START of the race.....which means getting an extra early start in order to do that before we need to get over to where the run begins. However, we are convinced this is all worth it by adding a bit more fun to an already exciting event!
This particular sign is THE STONE RABBIT'S favorite!
I hope you have a lot of fun things planned for this weekend. Be sure you take time to visit Beverly's blog HOW SWEET THE SOUND . She will have a long list of other bloggers who are ready with their PINK SATURDAY shares!