The Gambler Half Marathon and 5K
Crossing the Missouri River into...
I finished 32nd overall with a time of 24:49 out of about 250 runners and received a great plaque for 2nd in my age group.
About 45 degrees when I got to the run site, and I found all of these people in line...
National Anthem and remembering the casulties at Boston.
The half marathon runners started first.
Then the 5K runners took off.
After about 1/2 mile...
Before the run, I found a ballerina girl, Kelly.
And after about a mile, the course had a turnaround, and I found Kelly coming at me. Kelly says she wears the tutu because she can easily find herself in pictures.
Into the last mile...
Approaching the finish.
This is Roger, a dentist in the area. I spotted him about 300 yards from the finish line, and I thought "He might be in my age group," so we raced to the finish line. Turns out, he is in the next older age group as he is a young 68.
We decided that if we both placed in our age group, we would get another picture together. He won his and I finished 2nd in mine
My Iowa run, the Gambler 5k, was a great event, and I am glad I was able to participate.
17 States Completed (blue).
Scheduled for April and May (red).