There were tons of runners in holiday costumes and you could take your picture with Santa! Since I'm not putting the kids up on this blog, here's the cropped version.
Even in the rain the kids had a great time playing on the playground. Christian ran the race with a broken shoelace that refused his attempts at mid-race repair. Despite the shoe issue, Christian finished in 1:02:29. The race medal was very festive and the finisher shirt was a regular cotton long-sleeve shirt.
The kids' 1k was scheduled for 10:00. I always prefer races like the Sugar Land Turkey Trot that have the kids' race before the main race. It's so short that even the last finishers are done quickly and then the kids don't have to wait around after the adult race. For some reason there was confusion about the start balloon being deflated and the kids' race starting at the finish, but lightning quickly rendered that moot. Since we were standing at the finish, the kids asked for their medals in the pouring rain and a volunteer handed them to us.
The kids were real troopers about walking back to the parking garage in the rain. Despite the weather and the cancelled kids' 1k, everyone had a great time. We'll definitely be back next year, hoping for better weather!