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Avenue of the Vines run was ‘biggest event ever’

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1 comment:

  • Ted Lauchland posted at 4:41 pm on Mon, May 20, 2013.

    Ted Lauchland Posts: 261

    I live a half mile from the finish line. It is an interesting vision of what the wine trail is.

    Donations of all sorts provide for this event as indirectly as you could imagine to make it happen . Do I run? - Heck no. But I am around for this runathon anywho only because I live here. Guess I can buff knuckles as well as anyone else.

    I provided an arch of hose spray by chance one year in my front yard for those that begged on that 100 degree day.
    Once a person in dire need used my portable toilet that was sitting in our yard as -how could I refuse?
    My neighbor sacrificed his carton of ice cream - no not for the runners to eat - but simply he had to wait parked in his car until the event was over to get home from the grocery store that morning.
    I haven't been to church on that morning of the event for the seven years it has existed. The timing is wrong and I guess it is just an excuse to sleep in anyway.
    And - You are welcome. - I delayed sulfuring the vineyard for one day so it would not feel like that 100 degree day we had a few years ago. Avenue of the vines has it's challenges when you use the vineyards for any other purpose than grape production.

    It was a very pleasant morning however this year and my stories are only some amongst many I'm sure.

    Interestingly enough though - I have never heard any whining to speak of from those that participate in this event forgoing the idea that the wine trail run is a time to whine - wine and complain - plain. At a half mile I am just within sight of the finish line and it beckons it's runners at that moment and it comes out as more of a last chance moan with a surge of energy as the end is near.

    They may seem petty but the sacrifices are many even from those who don't commit to the run.

    Gee - I could set up a toll booth and lemonade stand and make a killing!

     
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