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Photos: Across the Bay 10k

Across the Bay 10k

Little sister and I ran the Across the Bay 10k today. I’m so proud of her — it was her first 10k!

It’s a fun, super popular race. Last year was the inaugural year. I think the announcer said there were something like 25,000 participants this year. That’s a lot of people for a 10k. It’s easy to see why it’s popular though. The views were beautiful, and running over the bridge made the miles fly by.

It’s one of the only 6.2-milers that I know of where participants get medals. And what’s cool about the medal is that it’s a puzzle piece that connects to last year’s medal — six years of medals will connect the bridge that’s etched on them. Pretty neat, and great marketing strategy to get people to sign up again. If you didn’t run last year though, I’m not sure how you can you get the first puzzle piece… maybe it starts from the beginning after the sixth year…?

Below are some photos from the expo and race.

At the Expo

The expo was held at the Navy Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis.

The expo was held at the Navy Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis.

Picking up our bibs

Picking up our bibs

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Our shirts. So cute!

Our shirts. So cute!

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Couldn't leave the stadium without getting a shot of the field.

Couldn’t leave the stadium without getting a shot of the field.

Race day

Let's do this.

Let’s do this.

Back at the stadium - super early. This is where we parked our cars.

Back at the stadium – super early. This is where we parked our cars.

Walking to the shuttles (aka school buses) that will take us to the start line at the Bay Bridge.

Walking to the shuttles (aka school buses) that will take us to the start line at the Bay Bridge.

More waiting in line...

More waiting in line…

Off the bus. Walking to the start area.

Off the bus. Walking to the start area.

Amazing view of the bridge before our run.

Amazing view of the bridge before our run.

About the start!

About the start!

And we're off.

And we’re off.

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My co-worker, Ryan, ran, too. He got this awesome photo with a chicken... that I guess was running also?

My co-worker, Ryan, ran too. He got this awesome photo with a chicken… that I guess was running also?

Finished!

Finished!

The puzzle piece medal!

The puzzle piece medal!

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2 Comments

  1. Congrats to you and Valina! I think the RD posted something about running your own 10K (with payment of course) and you can get the first year’s medal.

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