Yesterday marked my 4th year directing the Lehigh Valley Road Runners Superbowl 10K, it's 12th running. This year's race sold out at 550 runners in record time, less than 3 weeks. Over the previous three years mother nature dealt her share of Superbowl weekend weather, everything from 8+ inches of snow to paralyzing ice. But each year we were able to roll with it, and our hearty runners and incredible volunteers found a way to get it done regardless of the conditions.
Yesterday was no different. A coating of a couple inches of snow overnight left a picturesque setting and snow covered roads. But, 437 finishers still braved the conditions of this winter race to help make it a success.
|And they're off!|
|A little snow could damper the Superbowl spirit!|
|A picturesque morning!|
|The two leaders about 4 1/2 miles into the race.|
Overall, a win-win for everyone involved. The runners get to burn off some pre-Superbowl pary calories and kick off the 2013 race season while the local community benefits from the proceeds the event generates.
|Runners warming up by the fire enjoying the post race spread of home made soup, soft pretzels and pizza!|
Lauren and the kids were a big help as well. It's great to come together as a family and teach the kids the value of being active and giving back to the community.
The local newspaper, The Morning Call, was on hand and go some great photos and put together a great video as well.
Photo gallery: http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-pictures-superbowl-10k-run-20130203,0,6482377.
A special thanks to all of our sponsors as well. The Finish Line Running Store, Aardvark Running Store, Brooks Running, PowerBar