Despite promises of high temps, the inaugural Wildomar ALS-ONE 5K was a huge success... as it wrapped up before the real heat came around.
|A look at the crowd at about 7:45am.|
Check in time was to start at 7:30am, and I thought I'd be the early bird, getting there ten minutes before that, just to find that the parking lot was already more than half full, and the line (even for preregistered participants) was more than twenty minutes deep.
There were about 200 registered runners for this event.
There was a DJ, about 20 display booths, bounce houses, face painting, a Strong Board demonstration and a Kettle Bell demonstration.
It was a great day, and I'm already looking forward to the 2nd annual Wildomar ALS-ONE 5k.
Below are some images caught by intrepid Wildomar Rap photographer, Grace Morabito.
|Start of the race.|
|Assistant City Manager, Dan York (in red shirt), cheering on Mayor Bridgette Moore (waving).|
|Top female finisher, 4th overall, Avina Avielle just eight years old from Wildomar with a 21:29 time.|
|Top three male finishers. First place is on the right, second is in the middle and third is on the left.|
|A photo of team Team Kellster, named for John Kelly with ALS.|
|Erin Hartley's uncle, John Kelly, her inspiration for the 5K.|
To get more background on the 5K, and a map of the course that was run, please read the blog about it at this link:
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The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.
— Jesse Owens, 1913-1980