Carlsbad 5000

July 12, 2009

On April 5th we headed up to Carlsbad so that Debbie could take part in the Carlsbad 5000.  The Carlsbad 5000 is a very competitive 5k, with a lot of serious professional runners coming from all over the world to compete.  Fortunately, they divide up the start times into different groups so everyone can find one to match their pace.

Debbie had decided to enter the race with some other members of her walking group. They wanted a goal to work towards.

We met up with Debbie’s friend Joy as well as Elizabeth, Joe and Nicholas (and Roscoe of course!).

Of course after all of the socializing, it was time to get down to the serious business of walking.

Finally, after an arduous 5000 meters, the finish line was in sight.

Sophie helps Debbie and Joy make it across the finish line.

As with all races like this, a very interesting cast of characters tends to make an appearance.

(Note the third amigo with the baby stroller with the beer cooler strapped on.)

In the end, the best part of the walk was that you got two free beers in the beer garden with every paid entry!

Click below for a link to the full album.

2009-04-05 Carlsbad 5000

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