I have never participated in a .1k until yesterday.
It was an amazing event.
You can watch the race here but I'll warn you; even though its distance is short, the race itself lasted quite an impressive length of time.
There were a lot of people that had to cross that finish line.
You'll see a number of people who actually sprinted and raced.
Bill and I were in the slow mass somewhere in the middle. Our friend Jen T. joined us.
Next year, we're going to have an actual team! If you're interested in a .1k (the length of a football field), let us know. Join our team, "The Runs" (I insist it's a working title).
Before the race started something happened that I haven't heard since 9/11. The entire crowd sang along to the National Anthem. On the streets of Grand Rapids we joined together and lifted up our country in honor through song. It was touching.
And of course we celebrated the end of the race with a beer.
For Kevin and Kyle and their parents and friends who keep coming up with great ideas like a .1k!