Sunday, October 26, 2008

Second Empire 5km Run

Greetings two wheel friends. Today I turned in my two wheels for two feet and JD turned in two wheels for three and two extra feet. For those of you out there trying to do the math and figure out what is going on.....JD and I ran a 5K Road Running Race Sponsored by Bull City Cycling's Title Sponsor -- Second Empire Restaurant. JD opted to draft his 2-year-old son into service today and loaded him in the running stroller for a 3.1 mile (5km) jaunt from Second Empire around the North Carolina State Capital, down Hillsborough Street and back to Second Empire.

JD and Company blasting through the finish line.

Me approching the finish line.

Chef Daniel, Ali-Wiz, and Ben "I'm as tall as the building next to me"

Chef Danial was on hand to help run the show. Ben and Ali also joined us for the event today, single handedly blocking and/or directing all motorized traffic away from the race course (ok so they had the help of another dozen or so volunteers and the Raleigh Police too). Nonetheless they directed traffic like champs, cheered everyone on and looked really cute in their blaze orange vests.

Skyscraper and Mr. Wizard displaying the newest fashion trends in traffic directing wear for 2009.

JD and Luke at the finish. Who is happier? JD because the running is over or Luke because of the cookies?

In the end it was an excellent day (75 and sunny), a wonderful painful experience, and a fun way to pay our respects to our title sponsor -- Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern.........and a chance to eat Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at the finish.

I love Krispy Kreme!!!!

Last but not least, proceeds from the race benefited Camp Woodbine and is part of the Second Empire Gran Prix.


co2cycle said...

awesome! so according to JD the trendsetter, singlespeed bicycles are out, zerospeed tricycles are in?

felonious said...

Fun times. Hollywood was going to run in just his bibs. Fun times.

DukePirate said...

Luke clearly needs a jersey.

Great job guys!