Race and Expo

And they are off! 2018 “Y-Not” Trail Race

2018 "Y-Not" Trail RaceAnd they are off! A scene from the trail of the Cape Cod MOVES “Y- Not” Trail Race held on Saturday, September 22nd.   All net proceeds will go to 501(c)(3) nonprofits with a special focus on scholarships for kids to attend Camp Burgess & Hayward!

The results from the “Y-Not” are up! Cape Cod MOVES “Y-Not” Trail Race Results.

10 K Speedster Tim Cronin won the men’s race and our own Lindsay Benson (“two race Benson”) won the woman’s 10K and is seen here finishing the 5K with her son James (“also two race James!”) who did the Kids Fun Run AND the 5k!

The day was beautiful and the course, almost entirely set on the YMCA Camps Burgess & Hayward was rolling with a nice variety of single track and double track, some short paved road sections.

“Amazing!  The best ever!”  My mother used to say that,…even after every meal.  I never understood it growing up.  Now I do.  Every day is amazing.  The best ever.  I am not comparing the Cape Cod MOVES “Y-Not” Trail Race to other things this team has done together.  They are all the best ever.  It is a good focus for me to think about how special each moment is and so here are some….

Volunteers!  We had about 40 of them!   Cape Cod MOVES is built around volunteerism as one of our primary tenants of MOVES!

I am so proud of the team that brought this race to life!   We have now hosted a trail race every year for five years!  Many team members were a part of the Cape Cod Expo, one or more of the Dinner of Champions, and more.  We have been reformed as Cape Cod MOVES and this was our first full event!  I hope you all like what is developing!

And so for the day,… the runners arrived and were gifted a special day.  I saw smiles throughout the day!  We saw old friends from past races and made new friends.  The children ran, and rolled around, and made kindness rocks, and left happy, and well fed and tired.  That is all just right.  My favorite was an 18-month-old in Diaper Dash who ran right out of one shoe and then the other and kept going!  Sign that boy up now!  That is persistence!

diaper dash

As I move forward today I will carry September 22, 2018, in my heart.  My smile grew all day.  That provides the fuel to thrive in this amazing life we are living.  We have a “Save the Date” for the same weekend next year!  We hope to have more surprises for you including a 50K and more….