The CVS/Caremark Downtown 5K is a family affair…

The CVS/Caremark Downtown 5K winds through the beautiful and historic streets of downtown Providence. This past Sunday, the CVS 5K kicked off under a spectacular blue, sun-filled sky. More than 8,000 runners registered for the race, including more than 6,000 for the main race event. The starting field included eight Olympic runners, including Massachusetts’s Shalane Flamagan, a bronze medalist in Beijing, and Anthony Famigletti, who represented the United States in the steeple chase in Beijing. Also running was Joan Benoit Samuelson, the first woman to win the Olympic Marathon in 1984.

The air was electric with excitement, starting with the earliest race at 8:00 am for the 1-3 year old runners in the 100-yard dash. And our family was there, right from the beginning…

William, coming in to tie for 1st place in 1-3 year old division.

The running Grandsons… Alex (2), Benjamin (1,in stroller), Jake (4), Andrew (5), William (3)

The running Granddaughters… Taylor and Maddie (both 7)

Son Keith running to finish!

Son Adam running to finish!

(l-r) Friends Laura & Lori, daughter-in-law Nicole, brother Rick, and sister-in-law Karen

Cousins cheering on the runners!

The road race did go to the two Olympians… but the organizers and sponsors of the race made each runner and spectator, young, old and otherwise, feel like a champion!

The CVS/Caremark Downtown 5K is a family affair… was last modified: February 9th, 2010 by Sharon Couto
SHOWHIDE Comments (4)
  1. What a wonderful event! I love that your whole family was involved. It looks like it was a great day. There’s a lot to be proud of there.

  2. Sharon, what a great way to spend quality time as a family! I love how your family does things together like this! 🙂

    P.S. I just read the comment you left on my last post. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I always enjoy and look forward to comments and notes from you. You are a truly special person…and boy, do you ever know how to make a pregnant woman cry! 😉

    When Jane and I first became blog pals, I let her know that there was always an open invitation for her, Steve and the doggy babies to come visit us on the island. I’d like you to know that the invitation is also open for you, Barry, Audrey and her crew too! 🙂 You’re all so very special and I’m glad that I’m able to share this pregnancy with you! You’ve been there for me in so many ways…all three of you! XOXO

  3. Wow! That was a family affair. I admire anyone who can run at all! After today, I wonder if this “plan” will get me to 20 minutes or not. I had trouble with the 2. I guess everyone has to start somewhere. It’s not like those runners got up one day and started running 5 miles right away. Please, please tell me that’s not the case:-)

The CVS/Caremark Downtown 5K is a family affair… was last modified: February 9th, 2010 by Sharon Couto