Kate's Kart was honored to be chosen by a group of young professionals, The Garrison Group, to be recipients of a 5K that they were planning and organizing. One of the members was deeply touched b Kate's Kart when his son was in the NICU. This group wanted to give back...and we were lucky to be chosen.
So on October 13...the day arrived. I had been sick with the flu the day before...so I was glad that I wasn't planning on running. I thought I might, and tried the couch to 5K a couple times...but it just never worked out (mainly to bad knees) The Garrison group wanted a member of Kate's Kart at the finish line...so I gladly jumped on that job!
The first thing that morning was a Kids' Fun Run. It was 1 time around the track at Summit Middle School. Seth was excited...and he came in 2nd.Grant was so cute...he just kept running. I was really surprised he could make it around the whole track...he did!
Then it was time for the 5K. It was really neat to see everyone who came out:
One of Kate's nurses from Indy drove up to walk with her good friend who moved to the fort
3 sisters that grew up with Andy came and ran together
A volunteer and his granddaughter ran the race together (her first)
Nana and Grandpa Ted walked...Oompa babysat and Grandma volunteered
Friends from high school volunteered
The mom of the kids I used to babysit when I was a teen came out
Families of kids who received books came out to run
It was just really fun to see these people come together for a great cause
But, I was most proud of Andy! He had been working hard and training for this for a long time. He did run and ran the whole thing. What an awesome way to run your first 5K...in a race named after your daughter!