Tri-City ValleyCats Father's Day Home Run 5k Photoessay
by Chris Bishop
As I drove up to the Joe Bruno Stadium ready to take pictures, I knew I was in the right place as I saw people running on the road and around the parking prepping for the race.
As I parked my car, I saw a father and son get out of their car ready to rock ‘n’ roll.
I walked toward the stadium and saw lines of people lined up registering for the great day ahead of them. The air was electric with the accumulated energy.
In the entrance I saw Dallas DeVries with his family happily awaiting running with his sons.
A racer who looked like Captain America
A school team eagerly waiting for the start
Colorful sneakers everywhere
Southpaw frolicking about spreading merriment
The race began: Off and running
As the runners flew across the course, refreshments were being
prepared including hotdogs for their triumphant return
Southpaw delighted volunteer Karen Dott at the Finish Line
But the first to cross was Richard Graham, #17, 16:51, pace 5:27
... and Brina Seguine, #32, 19:54, pace 6:26
Next came the kids' race and were they excited!
The awards ceremony started with the top male and female winners
followed by honors in 27 age categories including 0 to 9 years!
Oslo DeVries is 9 and Josslyn Ford is 6.
Click here for Overall Winners
Next came the winners in the Father Daughter Teams:
Erika and Bob Irwin
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Father Son Teams
Gaven and Richard Graham
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Come back next year to celebrate Father’s Day with us and have a glorious time!!!
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