I'll get this out of the way first...My family didn't run this as a race. We all did a mix of walking and running. The point was to do something with the whole family, including our two sons, ages 8 and 11. And in that respect, my wife and I were big winners, getting to share this experience with our boys. You can see me cross the finish line with Sam here. Andrew was way ahead of us, finishing in 37 minutes.
Before the race, you really got a sense of the theme. There were people (and animals!) all over with brat-like attire, as well as a German oompah band. This is a relatively new event, and participation doubled this year to nearly 1,000 people.
|With my sons Sam (left) and Andrew|
|Lisa Tuman (left) and Ashley Fosberg were among many to pitch in|
|Chuck Tuman of the Foundation board, a very shy guy!|
|Now this is how it's done!|
|Ready...set...(wait for 800 people ahead of you)...go!|
|We passed the Lake Burien School arch on the 5K route|
|At long last...the brats!|