Friday, May 18, 2012

Color Me Rad 5K

Back in April we ran the Color Me Rad 5k.  Part of the registration fee went to fund scholarships for students at UVU.  The Wright family decided to run it in honor of our mom, Sherie Wright.  She loved education and knew the importance of  getting a higher education.  She spent hours serving the students at Morgan High helping hundreds of students apply and receive scholarships.  Even students who thought they might not be able to get a scholarship could come to Mom and she would be able to help them find one that would work for them.  So as a family we decided to run this 5k in honor of her to help students be able to receive more scholarships.  The team name we came up with was Bear-ly Runners/Walkers.  Bear for Sherbear, it ended up fun because the ly stood for love ya (whenever Mike's dad texts us he ends the text in ly), and Runners/Walkers because....well...we aren't the fastest runners or walkers but our hearts were in the right place.  It was so super fun and a great way to honor Mom.  

Ethan, Amanda, and Dad

Amanda, Thomas, and SaraAnne's shirts

Jacky, Mark, Dad, and Ian

Amanda, me, Caleb, and Sara...we are hard core runners :)

Thomas, Libby, and Mike 

Me, Amy, and Sara we stopped for a minute to wait for the others to catch up so we could finish the race together.

The Fausett Family

Amanda and Ethan

Ethan and me...yah we are that cool!

My sweet pose

Doing some Zen moves

Me running to Mike after  he had ran around the pond a 2nd time

Mike and me

Our whole group after the race

The back of our shirts.  We were holding up our 'What Cancer Cannot Do' bracelets we all wore in honor of Mom.  

Mike and I after the race

The back of our shirts

Me, Jacky, and Amanda

Sara, me, Jacky, and Amy

The back of our shirts and holding up our cancer bracelets.

The men!

They are so funny!

We had a rockin' awesome time!  It was a blast running, walking, dancing, and just plain going crazy!  Our family out of the country who couldn't run with us wore white shirts in honor of Mom that day.  We missed you Matt, Michelle, and Tim but we felt your support!  We hope to make this an annual tradition to run in honor of Mom!  Families are Forever and so fun!  

1 comment:

Mike said...

Love the "sweet pose" ;-)