“Do. Enjoy. Be willing to learn.” – Wayne Dyer
Our amazing community of runners from 10 to 72 years of age came together to run, explore, play, support each other, and then enjoy a taco while talking about it afterwards.
Seeing this age spread brings smiles and watery eyes (fyi – I am so tired, seeing a falling leaf may bring me to tears. )
While a few runners arrive at the start line to push their limits, others are there to enjoy a supported hike in a beautiful natural environment. Most fit somewhere in-between.
Yet within this rainbow of individual reasons for lacing them up race morning, I sensed this common underlying theme…
And maybe even, be willing to learn.
Thank YOU for bringing such positive energy and light to our trail running adventures. We do hope it was an “experience” filled will a collection of memories.
We have to thank our amazing volunteers who carry the spirit of EBA throughout the day supporting YOU with their time, energy, compassion, and support. Huge!
I have to thank my wingman, Tyler Greenhaw and his family, for all their behind the scenes and race-day support. They handmade all the clay medals on your honey bears!
A huge thanks to my wife, Wendy and my two munchkins (Griffin and Ainsley), for supporting this idea of putting on special trail running experiences in north Texas. Wendy is the magic behind packet pickup, aid station checkpoint details, race day food management and whatever else needs to be done. This wouldn’t happen without her! Griffin loves to be quality control at all the aid stations and Ainsley loves the kids run. She was talking about it all race morning and kept saying she didn’t want to miss it.
Thanks to our partners whom we have worked with us for a number of years and have believed in our vision: Isle duBois state park, Hammer Nutrition,Nature Nate’s, cowbells.com, Rick Merriam of Engaging Muscles, Road ID, and Movin’ Pictures.
Isle du Bois was our first race back in 2011. Today EBA stands at 14 completed events and at each one of them I had the honor of welcoming everyone, from the first to the final runner across the finish line. That’s a lot of high-5s and honey bears!
Thank YOU for your involvement with our tribe. We really do appreciate you.
Have a wonderful rest of 2014 and we would be honored to see you again in 2015.
Isle du Bois Race Goodies:
Groovy Race Pics by Movin’ Pictures: http://tinyurl.com/om3ts5n