Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Memorial Day Flag Relay Run from Mobile AL to Pensacola FL...

Did you guys have a great Memorial Day?

I participated in the Memorial Day Flag Relay Run from Mobile to Pensacola Monday morning. Myself and a little over 40 other runners ran the American Flag and Support the Troop flags the 60+miles from Mobile Alabama to Pensacola Florida. Runners were able to sign up for 2 mile stretches. Some runners signed up for multiple miles. I was planning on running the 2 miles with my friends Patti and Gwen at 7:40am. Then I drove over to Loxley AL and ran the 2 mile stretch with my bff Melanie and Hollie. It was an absolute honor to be involved in this run. It was a very emotional day full of cheers, honks, and, and salutes.  I really wanted to share some of the photos with you guys...

Hollie, Melanie, and I running on Hwy 90...

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A very powerful moment when this woman driving in the opposite direction stopped her vehicle and got out to salute the runners...

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Our group including my daughter running over the causeway in Baldwin County...

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Running past the U.S.S. Alabama Battleship...

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Melanie and Hollie smiling proud...

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Handing off to the next group...

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Melanie handing the flag off to me...

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I was excited that me kiddos got to join us for such an amazing event....

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My little runner, she was excited to run...

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Thanks so much to my friend Patti for letting us run with her on the causeway. It was a really fun morning.

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The relay started out around 7am and they reached Pensacola FL a little after 2pm. It was an awesome day and I am already looking forward to next year.

A HUGE thanks to Aimee Meaux for planning this relay, I have a feeling it will be even bigger next year.

What did you guys do on Monday for Memorial Day?
Did you run?


  1. Seriously this is so fantastic- thank you for sharing these awesome photos with us!! And that lady that stopped - just awesome!!

  2. that's awesome. the picture of the woman standing outside of her truck is so powerful.

  3. Wow. What a wonderful way to remember and celebrate Memorial Day.

  4. What an awesome, meaningful event! Good for you for getting involved!

  5. Powerful. What was it like to carry a flag like that and run? I've always wondered.

  6. How cool I love this! Relay races are so great and this totally kicks it up a notch. Nicely done!

  7. Ok this is super awesome! I love that the kids were involved too! How FUN!

  8. Lauren @ The Bikini ExperimentMay 27, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    What a great event! I love how it involved the kids too. Very fun!

  9. Wow, those are some powerful pictures :) What a great way to spend the day.

  10. What a fabulous event - and what an honor to participate!!

  11. Rachel @RunningRachelMay 28, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    What an amazing event to be a part of! :) Love it! :)

  12. This is so incredibly awesome! Thank you for spending your day that way and honoring the troops!

  13. Wow that is amazing!! Those are great photos. What a great race to run.