Every year on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving we head out to the HilHi stadium for the Turkey Trot!!
Well, almost every year. I forgot about it last year. And one year we had an ice "storm" so it was cancelled. Oh well.
Anyway, it was great weather this year so even taking Celeste was do-able. We were counting on at least ONE of our 5 racers to win us a frozen turkey (the top prize in each age devision; sorry Erica and Mary). Here is the photo-story of the event:
|…but that was better than Sedric, who got|
scared at the BANG of the starting gun and
decided to take a shortcut ACROSS the field.
|Gemma still got 3rd place!! Makes me think|
she might've won us a turkey if she didn't trip.
|At least she got a pic with a turkey even if|
she didn't win one.
|Here's Barley of Hillsboro Hops baseball.|
|We had high hopes for Mariposa, who won 2nd place for|
the past 2 times we attended the Turkey Trot.
|Cheering Mariposa on from the stands.|
|She ran well but not quite fast enough to get the turkey. :o(|
She had to run 1.5 laps!!!
|James warming up. At this point I was in the van with the 3|
youngest kids. Marcus took the photos.
|Go James! (but alas, no turkey)|
|Bunny's turn to warm up|
|Aaack!! Hurry Bunny, they are all getting ready to start!|
|Bunny had to run around the track 3.5 times. Wow!|
(remember, we are NOT natural runners…this is a big deal
for ANY of us…)