6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tall Mom Virtual Race for the Cure- RESULTS!!

This weekend was my first chance to play race director.....

Tall Mom Virtual Race for the Cure

31 runner including Tall Mom

Which is 30 x $15+= $450++
**many donated more than $15 THANK YOU!

AMAZING!! $450 to Susan G. Komen Marathon for the Cure. And Guess What??? With all of your help I have surpassed my $1,500 fundraising goal!!! Little dance in the living room, dimples shining..

Feedback for the Race Director:

1. Provide more race pins, two runners had to share pins. (Thanks Hannah and Michele)

2. Make sure that all runners know about the chip timing and post race beer garden. (Thanks MCM Mama)

3. Provide adequate water stops and do not plan the race route along a busy area with multiple stops (Thanks Melissa)

4. Make sure that all runners know about the race bag swag (Thanks Erica)

5. Make sure the weather is good and there is time so that the race does not have to be done on the treadmill (Multiple runners)

Overall I would say that most had a good time and got a GREAT workout for a wonderful cause. So without further to do here are the...
  • Many runners dedicated their donations to family and friends click HERE for more dedications.

Race for the Cure Race Reports:
*Click names for Race report..

Amanda and Michelle: 10K 1:13:00
These ladies made awesome race shirts and raced in HOT weather.

Aron: 10K 47:02
Speedy lady started the day not feeling like RACING, but came in within 3 seconds of her PR during a virtual race.

Ashley: 5K 24:00
Like many others Ashley was fitting the 5K into her weekly long run.

Beth & Jason: 10K **she does not post times :)
The couple that runs together will cross the finish line together :)

Christina: 5K 27:16

Got an unofficial PR on a track with a tender foot.

Croughwell (Stephanie): 5K 27:09

Let her daughter play and did not get out to run until 9....guess in Hawaii time is not a big thing. She is generally pushing a double jogger, AWESOME!

Darlene: 5K 28:02
She ran her first 5K of 2010 and placed second in her age group!! CONGRATS!

Erica: 10K 1:11:15 (Mileage PR)
This lady decorated her bib and had a blast running her furthest run to date.

Erica H: 5K 32:08
Although I know she was bummed not to have the outfit and course she wanted she still rocked out the miles treadmill style!!

Hannah & Michelle: 10K 1:05
These ladies had a blast and took lots of pictures, even shared pins for their bibs. I am VERY excited to meet Hannah at Rock N Roll Seattle. Hannah was the first donation to Marathon for the Cure :)

JF: 10K
Soon to be Running Mom enjoying a nice run for a great cause.

Katie A: 10K 47:07
This speedy lady makes hitting sub 7's easy!!

Katye: 10K 57:22
You must check out the before and after pictures on this FUN post!

Kera: ?
A member of the Tall Mom 1,000+++ club plugging along in her miles.

Khianna: 15K in the Hills of Central park
She also ran the Colon Cancer challenge. Love the post race raves and rants.

Lacey: first 10K of her tough 20 miler
My adopted little bloggy sister had a tough 20 mile race, she dedicated the first 10K to her mom and grandma both who beat breast cancer!!

Linda: 10K 58:49
This lady is a Cancer survivor and a wonderful spirit. SURVIVOR!!!

Marlene: 1/2 Marathon 1:54:17
My Canadian buddy who I will be hosting and running with in June!!! Strong and swift setting a new PR in a 30K race. POISED for a sub 4 hour marathon for sure...

MCM Mama: 5K 28:16
This lady knows how to set up a water stop and post race beer garden.

Melissa: 5K 28:30 (PR!!!)
Lucky Lady the race started at the end of the driveway! And she got a PR!

Can't wait to meet this local blogger who is training for her first marathon with Team in Training. Running for our friend Lynette's grandma, her mom's friend's sister, and her husbands grandma.

MJ: 5K x 2!!
She ran the race twice and INSPIRED the next generation of runners.

Molly: 10K 1:07: 34
She ran in honor of her mother in law Diane, who is battling breast cancer, and her sister Cathy, who is a breast cancer survivor. Her pink shirt was awesome!

Robin: ??
Love the Turtle Blog, even if she did not post a race report :)

Stacie: 10K 1:00:33 (Yippee)
Dedicating the miles to her Grandma, Irona Heitzmann, who battled breast cancer and is still going strong at 90 and in memory of Virginia Moore and Chris Tryon who both lost their battles but fought courageously and were amazing women.

Tonia: 5K 24:09 (PR!!!)
Can you believe that she got a 5K PR on a treadmill? Can you say awesome!!!

  • What is a Race Report without pictures??? I was BUSY playing photog all across the country, LOL! Thanks to all who emailed pictures..

Hannah and Michelle
MCM Mama
Melissa and her kiddos
Amanda and Michelle
Erica's ADORABLE bib
Erica all decked out and ready to go!!
Katye in a Bondiband of course
Linda happy rockin the pink
Marlene's bib, pretty sure I have her addicated to 3's.
  • The PRIZES will be announced tonight so check back!! Lots of fun things.
  • Thank you again to everyone for making this Virtual Race for the Cure a SUCCESS!!!


Michele said...

Yay! Such a successful event! Glad I had the chance to participate.

P.S. I will be doing Rock'N'Roll Seattle as well!

No Longer Using said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! everyone is way too cute!!!! can we do something like this again?!?! i want to do it better and have more fun with it. :) thank you so much for how you put down my results. that was really kind. adopteeeeee :)

p.s. you have been rocking and ramping up your distancE! i don't know how you stay on top of your game but you are doing AWESOME. keep up the good work.

Melissa said...

So glad you met your goal! I had a blast and I'm sure everyone else did too. :)

Katie A. said...

How did I miss the beer garden! In my daze of sweat I must of walked right passed it! Oh well, next year for sure! :)
Congrats to all of you! Thanks again Mel :) I shoulda taken a pic!

Marlene said...

Excellent Virtual Race recap! What a success. Love all the photos. Everyone rocks!

And BIG congrats on reaching that fundraising goal. Told ya it would be no problem. ;)

Velma said...

Awesome - it was such a fun time. Next time I will take more pictures but I loved reading about all the adventures!

teacherwoman said...

What great results! Too fun!

Molly said...

I love everyone's photos, and more importantly, love that you made your goal!

EricaH said...

Great race recap, and you were a great race director and I am really glad you surpassed your goal. If I could though make a suggestion I am not really a beer person so maybe a margarita mixer after the next race. :)

Love all the pics and thnx for posting the race report links.

Anonymous said...

Oof, I totally forgot to write a report! I was going to do a 5K with my running group this weekend, but we ended up running 5.5 miles in 55 minutes! That's my longest since the Disney Princess Half!


Great job race director! This was super fun. Can't wait until the next one!

Suzy said...

Congratulations to everyone!!!

Anonymous said...

what a successful event! congrats to all :)

RunningFromCancer said...

congrat's Marlene

Hey Ms. Race Director - no one ever mentioned the Beer Garden!!!!!!

But seriously - Thanks Mel - I had a great time.

Hannah said...

Thanks for the fun, Mel! Michele and I had a blast! (And, like she said already, you'll get to meet her at RnR Seattle, too! Whoooooot!)

akjenniekt said...

sounds like everyone had a great time. congrats on surpassing your fundraising goal! Hope to be in on the next virtual race :-)

Unknown said...

So fun to see the pictures! I so wanted to do this but it just didn't work with my life right now. Next time for sure!!

Brianna said...

Congrats to YOU for pulling off this awesomeness. :)

Unknown said...

Fantastic job, ladies.

runner_girl said...

Awesome, fantastic, wonderful, amazing.....check, check, check, check! Great job, everyone!!! :)

Megan said...

congrats to all of the racers!