The first annual Tinian Moonlight Fun Run was held last night, organized by Janet King and Joshua Manglona. Since they also invited 'walkers' to join, I decided I would support their efforts and try making the trek from Taga Beach up the steep hill to the Scenic Overlook (about the half-way point) and around to the backside of the island, and back to Taga Beach-- about a 6 mile route.
People began to gather and register. We were given a number to wear, and, since we would be walking/running at night, a glow stick to wear (my shirt got so wet from my sweat, the number I was wearing melted...).
Terri looks a little worried as I prepare to depart-- would she ever see me again?
As the sun set, the time neared when we would be off on the first leg of the run: up the steep hill on the south side of Dynasty Casino.
And here is Janet King giving the 'start' signal with silly string!
Here are a few of the winners:
'Many moons' after most of the entrants had made their way back to the finish line...
I finally made it safely back to a cheering crowd... not cheering my victory, but cheering that I was still alive!
I was given a certificate of completion that said:
"Certificate of Completion: Thank God You finished"
"This certifies that Kevan Clawson has successfully completed, without medical attention, and with a flourish, The first Annual Tinian Moonlight Fun Run"