Phew I have been BUSY. So busy. We were packing all week, moved into my in-laws on Wednesday, Sterling's birthday on Friday (I forgot to get pics, sad), and the race on Saturday.
I just want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to everybody who was so incredibly supportive and generous. I cannot believe the amount of people that showed up to the race, the amount of people that donated and the amount of people that stepped in to help the race be a success. I am so so humbled, I cannot even begin to express the gratitude I have for everyone. It is ridiculous the number of people that helped in one way or another. I wish I could name every single person but it would be in the tens of thousands and I would leave people out. I have hundreds of thank you notes to write and I just want to tell you, if you don't get a thank you note, please don't be offended! I tried so hard to keep track of everybody that I need to send one to and I know I am going to leave out a ton of people :( I wish I could personally thank each and every person but it is impossible.
The race was so much fun Saturday!! I had the funnest time ever and I ran pretty fast! It was almost the fastest 3 miles I have run since having surgery. I couldn't have done it without everyone cheering me the whole way and my two favorite guys right next to me. Thanks Dad and Ster for running next to me the whole time :)
We had 463 total registrants and 83 people that registered the morning of. Sorry for those that had to wait in line and almost didn't or didn't get registered in time!! We didn't expect so many many people and the police made us start the race because we couldn't have the road blocked off that long. Also, to those people that didn't get their shirt yet, they will be ready on Friday. You can contact me, Trudy Zufelt or Wendy Hone to get those (email me to get the contact info).
I hope everyone had as much fun as I did. I got so many compliments, so I think everyone enjoyed it. I have to thank all the companies and people that sponsored the race too. We had so many companies that were incredible generous that I just want to give them all a shout out: Creamies (yum), Daniels Chocolate (also yum), Dan's for the donuts, Utah Truffles for all the chocolates, Clear Channel for the radio ads, Staker Parson, Hair Restoration Center of Utah, Cardinal Mortgage Services, McDonalds for all the cookies, Destinations, Geneva Rock, Morgan Asphalt, Road ID, Intermountain Concrete Specialties, Granite Construction, Jessie Oberg Photography, Chocolate Chic, Hart's Gas Stations, the guy who painted the beautiful deer/elk pictures, everyone in my extended family, Massage Envy, Park City ski resort, and so so many more that donated to the silent auction that I can't think of right now but totally deserve to be named. We could not have done this race without our sponsors, putting on a race is expensive! Who knew.
To view the results go to http://runnercard.com/runner/data/1825/4310/Result/2012_Fallen_in_Chocolate_5K.htm
If you were an age group winner and did not get your prize please contact me!
And now for the fun part, pictures!!
|My teammates are so cute!!! |
|Love you Grandpa :)|
|I had so many people I didn't know that came to support me and wanted pictures with me. It was so cool|
|My former roommates! Awesome friends|
|My good friends from Jr. High and High School|
|Awesomest teammates ever|
|I already miss our old ward and it's only been 5 days since we moved :( I love you guys!|
|These people put in so much time, effort and money to make this day a success|
|UVU wrestlers are the coolest. |
Thank you to John McAtee and Taylor Jay Photographer for providing these pictures. They are both on Facebook and there are hundreds more if you want to check them out.
Again, I am so sorry if I left someone out or didn't get to talk to some people at the race. I got to see so many people and talk to so many of you, but I know there were people that came that I didn't get a chance to visit with. Thank you so so much everybody!
I'm glad your race was a success. You are a fighter!ReplyDelete