#54: Volunteer for a Charity

This is part of our 100 Things in 2014 challenge. Here’s the full list.

For the fifth year in a row, our family headed down to Salem for the Awesome 3000, a fun-run for kids, with the added benefit of raising money for the Salem and Keiser schools.

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Most of what we shoot is atmospheric and candid, but there are a couple of set-piece events that we need to cover. Becky always prepares by turning me into a lighting model.

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The runs are held in heats, and while the kids are waiting for their turn, they hang out with teenage volunteers and play games, and sometimes get souvenirs with Geo (SKEF’s alligator mascot) on them.

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This year Will ran with the 3rd-graders. He ran hard, but made sure to smile for the camera as he ran past us.

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This year Lucy ran with the 1st-graders, and it was her first time running the whole race alone! It’s a little hard to see, but she stopped to pick a flower about halfway through, and carried it the rest of the race.

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They were both so proud when they finished.

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Ty was a big help at the finish line, making sure all the medals were in order.

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Here’s Grandpa Chuck and Krina. And yes, they always act like that when you point a camera at them.

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Maybe next year Ty will be running.

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2 thoughts on “#54: Volunteer for a Charity

  1. GREAT Photos….haven’t had email for 3 weeks, now trying to catch up (delete LOTS) with over 400 emails piled up. Happy birthday, Will, card is in the mail.

    Kay/Grandma Straub

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Pingback: 2017 Awesome 3000 | Band of Charac­ters

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