Monday, December 17, 2012

Baker's Dozen Half Marathon In The Books!

The 2012 Baker's Dozen Half Marathon and 5k is in the books! Saturday was easily the most fun I've ever had as a race director. I'll give you the full race report tomorrow, but here is the Reader's Digest version. We were privileged to have renowned photographer Alex Santiago at the race so most of these awesome pictures are from him. The Baker's Dozen included:

1) Astronomical amounts of gourmet cookies, Moon Pies, donuts, and cupcakes. I was worried that runners would become diabetic by just LOOKING at the aid station (also known as the Sugar Shack).

2) The most awesome, fun-loving, energetic, happy group of runners ever compiled for a race.

3) A great variety of costumes. Props to my sweet mother-in-law who constructed my Buddy the Elf costume.

4) A gangly race director with chicken legs. I got a bit choked up when I gave a few directors before the start and thanked the runners for supporting this little race of mine.

5) A downright frightening Sugar Ninja running around the course.

6) Lots......and lots........and LOTS of jumping.

7) Some fun-provoking weather.

8) And finally my good friend and very speedy runner named Tom Dansie who won the race and earned himself not only a medal but a pack of Twinkies. (That may or may not be a look of jealousy written across my face.)

This is only a sneak peak of the fun. Stay tuned tomorrow for the full race report!


  1. Even on the screen I can sense the sugariness!

  2. I feel bad that I missed this! I totally wanted to come!

  3. How much fun!!

    I'll bet a lot of work/thought goes into putting on a great event... from that photo, looks like it was a success :)

  4. Love! I absolutely cannot wait to read more. That buddy the elf costume is seriously awesome.

  5. Cory, I may need to chat you up about directing a race. It looks like you did so well and everyone had a whole lot of fun at the same time. I'm thinking about putting one on, so I might need your wisdom!

  6. Looks like so much fun! And your costume was amazing - congrats to your MIL.

  7. Looks like an incredible race! Great job! Can't wait for the full report! Also, your mother in law and my mother in law would totally get along.

  8. Looks like a fun race...


  9. Thank you Cory and Melanie you did an awesome job putting this half marathon together. It was a great time despite the weather. I love all the photos that Alex took. I hope to see more pictures. Thank you again I can't wait for next year.

  10. The prize was Twinkies??!!!!!!! Dang I would have run faster had I known that!

  11. Cory and Melanie you two are AMAZING! I had SO much fun running your race as my first half! I can't wait to see what you come up with next!