Here's the crowd just after the start:
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, Jon included, and he was particularly happy about his time. He shaved almost four minutes off his practice run time! Now I know he's wishing he'd signed up for the Chicago Marathon with Dad Minnery and Beth.... Maybe next year! It was a great morning, time well spent, and we all headed home for a well deserved nap.
P.S. I had to take a few pictures of all the runners waiting for the bathrooms...well, actually, they were port-o-potties. I found it rather striking.