Saturday, August 16, 2014
Watermelon Run for the Fallen 5K
I drove an hour over to Hempstead this morning to run the Watermelon Run for the Fallen. It is a non-competitive run to honor our fallen military heroes. Jill and Kelly were there too. A number of military ceremonies started about 7 a.m. and the race did not start until almost 9 a.m. There were hundreds of runners and walkers. Everyone was required to walk two laps around the track after the start. After that, the runners left the gate and ran a course to downtown Hempstead. According to my GPS, it was 2.8 from the gate to the finish line and my time was 33:50. I ate plenty of watermelon after the race and met up with a lot of friends. Several of the Team RWB from Houston that carried flags and accompanied me on the 101st and last marathon in February of this year were there.