Monday, July 6, 2009

Running For Robert

I have always loved the 4th of July, and this year had a very special meaning to my family. In March my uncle Robert was killed in an avalanche while snowmobiling, and Robert LOVED to run. Last year it was so important to him to get us all up to Soda Springs Idaho to run in the annual 5K. So this year the race was dedicated to Robert and raised money to help kids who can't afford running apparel and shoes, which was so near to Robert's heart. My dad came out for the race, everyone signed up and donated money, and members of my family who haven't ran more than a 100 meters at a time finished the race, and finished fast! I really was so proud to be a part of the Clark family! We joined together and really honored Robert's memory. It was a special weekend! This picture is my dad and his brother Wade, sister Patti, and my grandma before the race.

Before the race, and yes Ryan always poses!
I made Ryan carry the camera while we ran, and he was a good sport. This is my aunt Sue, Roberts wife, and his daughter Sydnie at the very beginning of the race!

This is me at the finish, I cut almost 10 minutes off my time last year. Steff did incredible! She was so fast, and look at those legs!
This is my brother Nic, who has had several knee surgeries and NEVER runs! And he did it fast!
This my dad and aunt Patti, my dad didn't start training until the 1st of June, he also had a knee injury, and had to overcome the altitude change! Oh yea, and he's old!
My dad and Nic at the finish line, don't they look happy to be done?

This is my grandma walking across the finish line in her snazzy new running shoes!


  1. The race looks amazing! I to am SO lucky to be a Clark! Grandma Clark is so dang cute! I just want to hug her. Thanks for posting - I've been waiting to see pictures. Hopefully next year Matt & I will be there.

  2. I appreciate the compliment. Thanks for not posting the picture where I'm just crossing the finish line and I look like I'm about to drop dead.

  3. GOOD work guys...

    Did nic run the first ten steps SUPER fast as per his plan?

  4. I'm impressed! What a great thing to do for your family!!!!