It was a clear chilly morning for the long awaited return of the Community Foundation Run and YHC’s debut Speed for Need event. I arrived early to lock down a few parking spots to give us plenty of room to set up. I unlocked the trailer and lowered the tailgate like on one of those NASCAR promo videos in slow motion with the sunrise and a little ACDC in the background!!! Out came the tent and chairs, and a few connections later, BOOM we were ready to roll. By this time a few HIMs showed to help out, some went to the field, some stayed around the tent, and some I never got to see, but I heard they were there!
As we neared “go time” we were short two track commanders… a few phone calls later and it was discovered that one family was having trouble getting past Gastonia’s finest and into the parking lot and the other was going to be a no-show. No problem, one crew headed to the S/F line with one commander and the other grabbed a chair and raced to the top of the parking lot. A few quick clicks and track commander number two was ready to go. Uh oh, in comes TC 3 that was totally unexpected an not one of the original. I’ve never been more proud of the HIMs that jumped into action to secure a third chair (we’d already closed it up in the trailer by now). Here click, there click, everywhere click click. A few pic clicks and we scurried to the line. Although the runners were off, it didn’t take us long to start racking up the kill shots as we worked our way through the crowd of walkers and finally to the back of the running pack. We were having a blast but nowhere near as much fun as our TC. The crowds were awesome and cheered him on at every turn. We swapped around to share in the load and the fun! Before we knew it we were back at the ballpark, crossing the finish line, and joining with the other crews! Some final shots… all smiles of course and we were done. What a day! Count your blessings gents cause we’ve sure got’em. I think all would agree on who pushed who!!!
Move over Rover… and let Jimi take over! PH