What did you do on New Years Eve? Over 900 runners ended the year running a 5K, and started the new year finishing one. Race Into the New Year smashed an attendance record, and ran a new exciting course, which featured two champagne stops, and the best fireworks display ever!! The huge tent was packed, bulging at the seams with excited festivities.
Patty, Rockstar, and Kate squeeze in for a pic before the 11:45 start.
Music, and a laser light show worked up the crowd.
Funny looking hats were were the norm.
Funny looking people came out in droves. Stormy cleans up pretty good, eh?
The brainchild, and genius orchestrator of the race, Kathy Hoover, stops for a starting line photograph. Race time is minutes away!
This is a fast course, and finishing in under 15 minutes, while highly unlikely, is always on the minds of a few of the speedsters in the front line.
Cork-master Tim awaits the starting gun to spray the fast runners as they launch.
The huge crowd ambles down the trail, and eventually spreads out.
Right at the stroke of midnight, the fireworks began. A five minute display was punctuated with a brilliant finale. Back at the huge tent, more champagne, black eyed peas, cornbread, and other festive snacks were enjoyed by happy finishers.