This year, there was an optional finisher's medal, which proceeds benefitted the St Jude Children's Hospital. Because of you, St Jude received a whopping $500 donation - just from this virtual race. Thank you! If you missed out on the medals, it's not too late to make a donation (here).
On Opening Day of the Jelly Bean Race (April 13), I ran the 5K with this fine looking group above. Sporting my bunny ears, I ran the first mile with my two girls, who are racking up the miles for the Peoria Kids Marathon. Then I headed back out for the remaining mileage. The best part... my last mile split was an 8:49! That's what happens when you get dumped on...
You see, Mother Nature tricked us again. With storms forecasted for the afternoon, we moved our run up a couple hours earlier to avoid the rain. Well, halfway through our run, the clouds opened up on us. We all got very wet. Of course, it was dry the rest of the afternoon. Sigh. I've had really bad weather luck with my fun runs lately.
Now for the important news... the PRIZE WINNERS from the virtual race!
I have your mailing address and will get the goodies in the mail to you next week.
Beth Peralta (IL) - Advocare pack
Heidi Sebastian (IN) - water bottle with phone compartment
Genevieve Roestel (CA) - Subway gift card
Diane Rock (IL) - Swiftwick socks
Terri Brown (TX) - tube of Nuun hydration tablets
Laura Pyne (PA) - Headsweats beanie
Lisa Elder (IN) - You Just Got Chicked headband
Sarah Blissett (IL) - GU Energy variety pack
Stacey Kirk (NC) - 2pk of LockLaces
There were so so many great photos submitted from your virtual races. They made me SMILE all week long. My favorite was from Kimberly Merrifield. They dressed up as a bunch of jelly beans and ran their 10K this way! I just love the enthusiasm and silliness of it. Congrats Kimberly, you've won a Run & Eat Cupcakes shirt from me. Please e-mail me with your shirt size and mailing address.
THANK YOU and CONGRATS
to everyone who ran and/or walked
in the 4th annual Jelly Bean virtual race!
That's a wrap... Come on back next year!