the first of the racers come, uh, racing down the street.
snuggle, snuggle, snuggle!
more racers make their way to the end of the line.
this guy got to sit down the whole time! cheater!
it usually takes about an hour and a half for everyone to run by. this year the leader was way out in front. about three minutes or so after he ran by, the packs got a little bigger. if most people run a casual eight-minute mile, you would figure it takes those folks about forty minutes to finish the race. factor in having to wait in a crowd to even cross the starting line and you're looking at a forty-five to fifty minute run. on the speedy end that's about a 26 minute run for the leader, and on the not so speedy end, well, i saw people ambling to the finish about ninety minutes after the leader went by. it's nice because it's a community event, so there's some healthy competition. but there are also plenty of people who enter and run with their friends of family, and are doing to it to support local charities and for the party at the finish line, which runs, ahem, late into the afternoon.