The loud-speaker instructed everyone to get lined up for the start of the race. Runners in the front, walkers next, baby strollers and pets at the back. (There were a lot of us baby stroller and pet participants – and I must say, we were the most fun section). Join me for a photo journey for the Highlands Ranch Turkey Run.
I’d like to introduce you to our little 4 pound Yorkshire Terrier. Her name is Zia, we call her Z. This morning at 7:00 we headed over to Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch along with about 2,000 other neighbors and who knows how many dog neighbors to participate in our Highlands Ranch Turkey Run. Proceeds benefit the Colorado National Guard Foundations, to help our military families.
Getting Z’s coat on. Race time temperature was a crisp 36 degrees.
Greg, Me and Z. Found our friend Greg. He’s the one who got me the Vail Pulled Pork Recipe. You can revisit that post HERE.
Our Little Community Banner on a light pole.
The loud-speaker instructed everyone to get lined up for the start of the race. Runners in the front, walkers next, baby strollers and pets at the back. (There were a lot of us baby stroller and pet participants – and I must say, we were the most fun section).
And we’re OFF. We first head east into the “hood”
The race wound through our local neighborhoods. You can see the front range of the Rocky Mountains in the background with a couple of snow-covered peaks behind.
Turning west now along Highlands Ranch Parkway and as you can see in the distance, we’ll be turning back north through our open space. We’re now half way.
Montana ain’t got nothing on us, look at our big sky.
And how about that view of Mt. Evans. Breathtaking
We’re getting close to the end now. The finish line is just on the horizon. Those two dark jagged peaks in the center in the distance are the Flatirons of Boulder. We’re south of Denver, Boulder is Northwest of Denver. Those flatirons are 37.89 miles away from where I’m standing (as the crow flies).
I don’t know why I didn’t take a photo of the finish…honest, both me and Z made it all the way. As I was walking I felt so thankful for my health and to be able to walk in the event on this beautiful day filled with sunshine, neighbors, fresh air and views of the Rocky Mountains.
I probably burned around 500 of the 25,000,000 calories I’ll consume over the next few days! Bring on the family, friends and turkey!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!!! We’re thankful for those wonderful things in our lives that make each and every day special!
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