First, I have to give a HUGE thanks to “C” for taking these photos. She is able to run a half marathon AND take pictures – me . . . I’m doing great if I can just cross the finish line standing up. So without further delay – the most beautiful race in America!
Marriott hotel (left); Sign pointing to the start “Fisherman’s Wharf” (right)
MOA, “C”, I ready to enter the LAST corral of the race – party in the back!
Big Sur had 6,104 finishers (had heard that 8K-9K had registered).
“C” freezing before the race started (brrrr), The right is the Fisherman’s Wharf main sign – charming!
(left) the official starting line (took us 30 minutes to cross it); (right) the pre-race shoe photo
(left) The starting MC – he was fun, but the choice of music for the starting line was VERY different than I was expecting – it wasn’t rock n’ roll, it wasn’t rap or pop, it was more . . . hmmm, not even sure what genre it was – so we’re going to go with “Old folks” music. (right) some of the corral K folks . . .some Team in Training folks were wearing purple tutus – very spirited!
(left) A bridge crossing into a city park – STUNNING! (right) Course entertainment (go ahead,click on the photo to enlarge it) – they’re like 65 years old . . . they were good, but again, very different music than midwest races!
Big Sur had some new mile markers this year – they were VERY proud of them. You can click HERE to learn MUCH more about them!!!
I promise – you’ll get posts for the rest of the half marathon + touristy photos, and of course, what would a recap be without a bunch of photos of me screwing around (and there are a BUNCH of those photos – hee hee!).