kitkathi Posted August 22, 2005 Share Posted August 22, 2005 Hi All, Today the Gail P. Ramos Lung Cancer Foundation put on it's 2nd Annual 5k/10k run/walk to raise money for lung cancer research. I met our (LCSC) own Natalie at this event last year and met up with her again this year. She has been doing an amazing job helping out this foundation with raising funds etc. So hurrah for Natalie!! We cried, hugged, and laughed. The weather was great as was the scenic route. I walked/donated in memory of those we have lost and those who are still fighting this beast. On a funny note (although not at the time).... The walkers started after the runners so we wouldn't be trampled. I walked with a very nice group of people. They turned around at the half way point for the 5k walk so I said goodbye and continued on. After a while I noticed many runners going past me heading back to start line. Then I literally didn't see anyone. No runners, no walkers. I thought this was a bit odd. So when I reached the 5k mark and turned around I still didn't see anyone; the water distributors were supposed to be there but it was just me. So I kept trucking along and at one point got a little off the beaten path (okay I was lost...at least a mile out of the way). So I got back on track and headed back. There are only a few people hanging around having refreshments at the finish line. Most everyone had already gone home. Apparently the 10k was really just for runners, so I was the lone walker Hmmm...I was slightly embarassed. They thought everyone was back a while ago because apparently someone said that "they" were the last person. So next time I will READ the pamplet a little more closely. Kathi Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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