Sunday, November 1, 2009

Genesis Battlegreen Run

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Here are photos I took while running the Genesis Battlegreen Run in Lexington, MA.  The course has one significant hill, but the grade was not daunting and the foliage was beautiful (despite a strong windstorm the day before).

The "Battlegreen Run" is two races: a 5K and a 10K.  I ran the 5K with about 250 others...and an equal number ran the 10K.  Both races took us past the "Birthplace of American Liberty"--

the Lexington "Battlegreen"

--where, just after dawn on April 19, 1775, a handful of Americans stood against an overwhelming number of British Regulars (the "Redcoats") in the first armed resistance to the American Crown.  This was The Shot Heard Round the World.  Seven Americans died that morning, and a nation was born.

Our race was far less dramatic.  Just a few hundred runners romping through a cool Fall day, and then enjoying the very fine post-race food provided by the race sponsors.

I ran with a camera, and took pictures as I ran. (Yes, I took photos as I ran. I didn't stop or slow down. After all, I was in a race!) If you click on the “Play” button below, you can view my slideshow, and get a first-person experience of the

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