In March, we drove to New Albany for the kids first race of the year. This was a very emotional one for us. A young teacher was shot and killed in her house in December, her husband was also shot and their 3 year old daughter was watching everything happen. This race was run in her memory and to raise money for a local charity that helped her family after this tragedy. This is one of the biggest 5K races we have participated in. The kids were very excited for this race to get started.
Amanda's husband spoke to the crowd before the race began.
The children all got to release a purple balloon in her memory.
My pictures got out of order -- Alec and Chandler were racing together at the end (see picture at the top). They raced all the way across the finish line, with Alec just barely finishing ahead of him.
This is Kirsten finishing her race. It wasn't one of her best, but we are working toward getting her faster and stronger.