Saturday, October 30th was a breezy and chilly morning for our Scaredy Cat race! Around 100 people signed up ahead of time for the race, and quite a few more came out that morning! We had all the shirts ready at the registration desk. Since Halloween was the next day, Connie and I dressed like construction workers (since that is what we are right now!) And other runners had fun dressing too!

My family all in their Scaredy Cat shirts ready to run their 1st race ever!!!

Some of the runners dressed up for the run since Halloween was the next day!
This little batman came out to cheer his family on!
We LOVE Wal-Mart! Wal-Mart has been a big supporter of Team Bailey. We have worked with Jason Farmer at the Decatur store. They provided us with oranges, apples, bananas, bagels, cream cheese, and granola bars for the runners after the race! The Moultrie County American Cancer Society gave us lots of water too! Thanks to these businesses for your support!!!
Clifford the Big Red Dog, also known as Becky Anderson, got everyone ready and lined up for the start. The 5k runners were lined up to run south of the Intermediate and the 1 mile fun runners were headed in the opposite direction towards the downtown.

After Becky said a few words, she led everyone in a prayer, blessing and thanking the runners for coming out and sending a prayer up for Bailey for continued healing and strength! Then the race began! This is the 1 milers heading out!
The first one to cross the finish line for the 1 mile fun run, was 6th grader, Evan Mason!
Everyone who participated in the 1 mile received a cool medal! And everyone who signed up early, got a neat orange Scaredy Cat shirt to remember this day by! A fun surprise, was Unique Boutique dropped off lots of chocolate frog suckers for the kids with a coupon attached to each one for $5.00 off any service at their salon! Thanks Unique Boutique for your continued support!
These 2 fellas, Andy Hinch and Peter Donaldson ran the last part of the run hand in hand-and crossed together-what a team they made!
Many of our teachers and faculty of Mt. Zion came out to run! Way to go!!! This fundraiser was so fun! It wouldn't have run smoothly without many individuals and business....thank you to Becky Anderson and Kelly Fox for getting the course all set up and ready for the race, Becky's business Physician's Choice Wellness for purchasing the t-shirts, Wal-Mart and Moultrie County Cancer Society for food and water, all the volunteers who came out in the cold to help, Mt. Zion Region News for covering our event, and to our special runners-big and little, who came out in the chilly temperatures to support Bailey-what a great day!
Winners of the 5k......
Women 18-34 yrs. Beth Jess (26:17:00), Michelle Smith (26:50:00), Lindsey Rotz (27:22:00)
Women 35-48 yrs. Angela DalPonte (24:06:00), Loretta Gingrich (26:16:00), Allison Hinch (26:22:00)
Women 49 yrs + Jan Hagar (28:26:00), Roseanne Schollmeier (31:01:00), Nancy Penwell (37:27:00)
Men 18-39 yrs. Nick Grossman (28:09:00), Eric Wortman (28:27:00), Evan Wortman (28:27:00)
Men 40 yrs + Gary Schollmeier (21:05), Bob Zollman (22:38), Guy Cravatta (22:23)
Youth Girls Abby Cravatta (26:21:00), Megan Vaughn (28:08:00), Ashton Northrop (31:21:00)
Youth Boys Andy Hinch (21:38) and Peter Donaldson (21:38), Ethan Mason (23:53)