At 6:00AM both runners and event volunteers began arriving at the Start/Finish area at Amarillo National Bank.
At 6:30AM Amarillo Police officers and Potter traffic volunteers begin going over the course intersections and how to keep our runners and walkers safe.
At 7:00AM we celebrate who runners and families, short prayer of thankfulness, and "Runners Start" is yelled.
At 8:15 the first male crosses the Finish line. About 8:40 the first woman crosses the Finish line.
We cheer each finisher along with their family and friends.
Some finish strong......Others are weary but determined. Our 4 massage tables are full and helping sore muscles.
At 9:30 we call out award winners by age, gender, run category of individual, 2 person, or 4 person team.
Winners receive HHP birdhouses painted by our children and volunteers. HHP birdhouses are of high value to our runners and their children.
By 10:30 all but our last walkers are finished and volunteers are tearing down the event.
At 10:31 our event volunteers are already planning Mother's Day Half Marathon 2014!!!