A tag line of this run is "Get Over It" - ie getting over this bridge.
The only other race Lucas has participated in was a couple years ago when a friend organized a 3.21 Run/Walk for World Down Syndrome Day. I was surprised that day when he ran the whole thing as we anticipated he would run for a small part of it and then walk the rest of the way - but he hung with the race organizer and ran the whole distance.
I wasn't sure how his first 10K was going to go, but he was determined to do this race.
I needn't have worried.
Lucas conquered his first 10K. He finished 3rd in his age group of 82. Out of 32,623 participants, he finished 2980 overall. His time was 52:34 with a pace of 8:27/a mile.
He also finished 1:05 ahead of his dad. Bragging rights, right there!
Right after the race Lucas said he wanted to do it again next year.
He's following in Joe's running footsteps, not just by running races, but also running and fundraising as a representative for LuMind Down Syndrome Research. He raised almost $700 for LuMind. So proud of this kid!
Finding his and Joe's names at the expo
Ready to run
Red and tired faces
The 3rd place finish medal he received
His exciting day didn't end with the race. That afternoon he scored a goal in his soccer game; which his team won and finished their season undefeated.
His day ended at the playground ... where he found $5.
A great day indeed!