Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I have been looking through old race photos in preparation for the 28th Annual Human Race Awards Ceremony happening this Wednesday June 25th and thought others might also enjoy a look back at the race over the years. A number of organizations have been with us since the inception of our pledge walk and fun run in 1980 and therefore may recognize a younger version of a friendly face.
Being a first year participant of the Human Race, on the day of the event I was struck by the people power needed for a smoothly run race and the willingness of volunteers to step in to make this happen. But, in viewing old photos of smiling participants this afternoon I was more taken by the long term community impact this race has had. When I come across a community member on the street wearing an old t-shirt ( I hear the glow in the dark shirts were a big hit) or when regaled with a funny story from our veteran staff that often begins with "Ohhhh, remember that one year ....!!! " I recognize that this race is, for so many, not simply a one day event but truly represents an enduring legacy of community.
Maybe you recall a certain year with particular fondness, have a heartwarming Human Race story from over the years, or a touching moment from your interactions with others at the event. If so, we would love to hear your comments.
We look forward to celebrating another year of your success tomorrow at the Human Race Awards Ceremony. Just a reminder the event is at the Seacliff Inn in Aptos from 5:30-7PM and we are happy to take your RSVP if you haven't done so as of yet. Please call us at (831) 427-5070 to do so.