The 6th Annual Valentines - Hearts 'r' Running 5k "Celebrating Active Loving Hearts" produced by Charities Challenge at Como Lake, St Paul, MN on Saturday, February 15, 2014, did reveal lots and lots of active loving hearts, "Miles of Smiles", many fast-fun-friends, happy families, and athletes of wide ranging ages and abilities. Love it!
The start line was an occasion to follow the announcer's invitation to "hug somebody you love before by we start".
More hugs were seen after the finish line. Love it!
Coach Ron Byland, founder/leader of MNRED, made a handsome appearance with very encouraging words in the Valentines 5k video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1cJBEW987A&feature=youtu.be produced by CC's pro-videographer, Paul Sanft.
CC's events are always warmer when "frequent flyers" (regular runners and great friends) run our Holiday Run Series. Here's a photo including Ivan and Julie Silverman, and Mike Jamison (in orange "Runners for Recovery" team shirt). Imagine! Mr Jamison is running well beyond his challenges with a heart pace maker. Go MikeMan!
"Thanks Gary! You run a great race program. Walking/running has been my lifesaver, literally! Della Soderbeck"