We got to Milo McIver State Park very early. It was still dark and very cold.
Because the teams were sharing a bike (they would trade off running and biking) they were encouraged to make their bike distinctive. Matt did so by attaching Ramen noodles to the bike rack.
Matt and Bill make their way to the start line. There were ten waves. Matt and Bill were in wave three, Kate and her partner were in wave 10.
Once they had started, this athletic supporter found a good spot at the finish line and sat down to read for awhile. She also wished she had worn the warm socks.
There was mud. The mud came at the very end where everyone had to crawl through several troughs of mud. Did I mention it was cold? I shuddered every time I saw someone do that.
While we were waiting around for the awards ceremony, the mini muddy run started. Kids went through a short obstacle course. They seemed to enjoy it, but I was still shuddering.
This team was my favorite. They dressed as gnomes. Their team name was "Gnome Mercy" They placed fifth in their age bracket, even with those hats.