First, we had to bundle the poor child up.... The race-time (8am) temperature was around 36 degrees! Sosini's ladybug blanket (made for her by Greatest Aunt Janet) and a winter coat handed down by cousin Charlotte did the trick!
Andrew was worried that Sonia would get bored during the race, but I have taken enough really long walks with her that I knew she loves being carted around like a maharajah and would enjoy herself immensely.
Daddy, is it time to start yet? Why are we lined up way in the back? There's no one behind us!
While we were waiting to start, we ran into some old ND Band friends, Kristin & Gino, who were there with their handsome 4-year-old son, Luke. See, Sonia, cool people line up in the back next to the sign that says "Walkers with Strollers"!
Ready to go....
And we're off!
We were too busy walking (and running-- we actually do a little bit of running during 5Ks, but only on the downhills!) to take too many pictures during the race, but Andrew managed to get this one with his Blackberry's camera while I was pushing Sonia up the last hill of the course: