Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Jim Payne Blue Ribbon Run for the Kids 5K



Today was an event that was two years in the making - a 5K race to benefit Kids House of Seminole. Kids House is a local organization that provides services of all kinds for kids who are in abusive situations. It is sad that such an organization is needed - but the need is great - and Kids House provides a kid-friendly environment for counseling, medical exams and even county police services - all in one location. I have the privilege of serving on the board for this incredible organization.

We started talking about a 5K run back in 2007 - for a possible 2008 race. But we were unable to get things organized for a number of different reasons. Then in 2008, things came together and we were able to partner with Trackshack - the premier running store and organizer of most of the Orlando area running events, including the Walt Disney World Marathon. They were interested in having a race in downtown Sanford, FL.

We wanted this to be a different kind of race - so instead of an early morning event, we opted for an evening event down near the waterfront of Lake Monroe. A good portion of the race route would be along the waterfront area - recently rebuilt after devastating floods a few years ago.

At the finish line - pretzels and beer!


This was a great event! I ran it with my husband and daughter. My daughter and I just took it easy, running and walking - running in the last 0.1 miles hand in hand! My younger daughter ran the kids race and was the third girl to finish her race!


My husband: 32:31 (after running about the first .75 miles with my daughter and I)
My daughter and I: 39:48

Before and after the race I saw Maddy's friend and fellow Goofy runner Cheryl and also Kitzzy!

7 comments:

Petraruns said...

A great cause and wonderful that you were running with your whole family - great stuff. Good to hear from you as well!

Susan said...

That sounds wonderful! It must feel great to have been part of such a wonderful event. Congrats!

Jade Lady said...

Worthy cause, I agree...and I love the idea of getting the whole family involved. Need to get my husband back into exercise gear!

ShirleyPerly said...

Good to hear the race went well! I had hoped to be able to do the race too but Dave and I had our HOA annual meeting the same evening and he's on the board. Glad everyone in your family had a good time.

lizzie lee said...

Chris, thanks for doing this. Whatever can be done for vulnerable kids...

Crossing the line holding my daughter's hand is an experience that I TREASURE AND WILL NEVER FORGET. I know you will do the same.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris...

It was wonderful reading your post... and especially excellent that you ran with your family.
Next year, stop and say hello!
Jim Payne.

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