Our first glimpse of Dave heading for the finish. He's the runner on the right, wearing a white shirt, running past the guy in the bright green shirt.
Dave sees his cheering fans. The kids (with some help from me) made a sign which said, "Go Daddy!" and was beautifully decorated. Sadly, I got no pictures of the sign. Also, I was very thankful for the man who offered to hold Rachel so she could see Dave while I took pictures, one handed, while also holding the sign. Sam was holding himself up on the barricade so couldn't hold the sign. It was quite the balancing act. In other news, does anyone want to come be my race support next time Dave does a 5K?! :)
It was too crowded at the beginning of the actual run to get a good picture so I made Dave and the kids pose here afterwards. We had agreed at the beginning of the run that Dave would run with Sam and I would run with Rachel. This was Rachel's choice, by the way. Dave started off running with us until it was clear that Sam was way faster than Rachel at which point he took off after Sam. So for the next 300m Rachel was running, calling "Daddy, wait for me!", and crying her head off. I was laughing so hard I could barely run.
I was really proud of Rachel for continuing to run even though she was so upset Dave had left her. And Dave and I later declared that for Rachel it was the "Un-fun Run!"
I'm so proud of how well my family did in their various runs on Sunday. Maybe next time I will actually join them in a run of my own. Maybe...