It seems that we waited a little bit longer than last year or maybe it was because we were more anxious to start. This year about 25,000 had registered and they were not deterred from coming. The waiting area was packed.
When we finally moved on, about 15 minutes after the runners had started, it seemed that the crowd was moving really slow and it took us 36 minutes to finish the first mile. We crossed the Miami River on SE 4th Street and walked through Brickell as the afternoon light reflected on the glass buildings. There is something really uplifting about seeing a sea of colorful tee shirts-clad people walking through the business district, all for a common goal.
We made our way back on the river on SW 2nd Avenue and into downtown where the old buildings always fascinate me with their carvings and decorations.
It took us about one hour to cross the finish line and get back to the UM tent where we had dinner and prizes*. And we immediately talked about coming back next year. :-)
*The RSMAS Team got second place in the President's Office challenge with 82 team members.
|Matt Archer,Peter Finocchio,Yemi Adebiyi,Kieran Bhatia,Sandrine Apelbaum and Matt Janiga|
picture by Arun Chandra
|Yemi Adebiyi, Thania Papapostolou, Astrid Wermeister and Sarah Larson|
picture by Johna Rudzin
You may see some pictures here:
You may see the results below of the RSMAS team members who ran or jogged:
|Anieri Morales Rivera||30:01:00|