At the above linked slideshow, be sure to turn up your sound and set the duration of slides to 1 second, then ENJOY the "Miles of Smiles" from the Mothers Day 5k at Como Lake!
Well done to Josh and his mom Susan Gerber in all regards as RxExercise leaders, and for demonstrating the special shared joys of a "Celebration Active Generations", of another actively supportive mom/son team.
Above Photo: Jeanne DeMartino, Corey Johnson, Amy Kohout, Patty Gaffney, Judy Meyer, Joan Wilson, Honored Active Moms ("HAMs")of the Mothers Day 5k 2007-2009.
New course records were set by various USATF divisions, but none more impressive than Amy Lyons's 17:36 (Amy finishing photo above) which brought her to the finish line first overall. And IMAGINE! Amy was the first athlete to see her own mom, Lynn Lyons, who was serving as finish line CCREW volunteer collecting bib tags.HAPPY MOTHERS DAY, MomLynn!
Linda & Nicholas Abbott
And thanks to 2009 Holiday Run Series KIND Sponsors, David & Pam Glass of Black Bear Crossings Cafe.
What a great way to finish the 5k with flowers and smiles, but only because...
What a great way to start Mothers Day with a 5k shared with family & friends at the Charities Challenge Celebration of Active Generations! Go MOMS!
Continue to "Share the RxExercise Challenge" with family & friends by returning to Como Lake on Sunday, June 21, for the 3rd Annual Fathers Day 5k – Celebration of Active Generations http://charitieschallenge.org/html/fathers_day_5k.html
“Thanks for putting on such a wonderful race today! :)” Amy Lyons
“The race was a great way to start off my first Mother's Day :) It was also the first race with my husband, Marshall, and son, Fletcher - I often run by myself. So fun!” Susie Morehead
“Sarah that I ran with today…had a disk removed from her back 9 months ago. Today was the first time since her surgery that she has gone more than 1 1/2 miles…[she] commented on how friendly everyone is and how well managed the race was.” Katie Jones
“Thanks… for all your hard work…the [day] was delightful.” Carolyn Garcia
“What a WONDERFUL way to start my mother's day. You and all your CCREW made me feel so loved and special. Not to mention that I was surrounded by my family - what else could I have asked for…I am blessed…” Patty Gaffney
“Thank you so much…for such a wonderful and meaningful Mother's Day. I was truly honored to be a ‘HAM’ and I continue to be inspired [by CC leaders toward] living a happy, healthy life through exercise!” Amy Kohout