Monday, January 18, 2010

PF Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

The PF Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon passed very near my house in the early hours of Sunday morning. I took the opportunity to snap a few photos of the event on this cloudy morning. I put a few of them into this little collage.

I was completely amazed by the numbers of runners. I stood on the corner for an hour while the thick crowds of runners whizzed by me. Most of the runners were serious about their athletic skills, but there were also quite a few who were out for a good time. The Elvis impersonator running with his 'air' guitar was a favorite. There was a great band playing on the corner where I was standing and the fellow in orange leapt out of the crowds of runners to do a little impromptu dance in front of the band stand. Still others greeted loved ones cheering them on from the sidelines.

11 comments:

Steffe said...

My kind of event! I would probably have caused a few problems here. Trying to stop all the cool runners asking for a photo and a few questions!

glenda said...

Great photos. I have a friend who's son comes from Conn. to participate each year.

Kathy said...

I heard on the news there were 30,000 runners this year! Looks like you had a great vantage point for your shots.

Magpie said...

I love all the colors!! Such a good turnout for such a good cause.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

How convenient that they came close to your house. That is better than trying to drive anywhere near the run, as the street closures make traffic a challenge.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

super cool collage.

Kate said...

Wow! Talk about multi-tasking! Hadn't heard of this before and hope you treat us to more photos.

Jarart said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun and nice and cool too. Glad you got these great shots.

Mindy said...

Looked like a lot of fun!

Randy said...

I think this is one of my favorite events to photograph. Its fun to capture the runners as they prepare at the starting line and then to catch them at the end. Nice photos Sharon.

notaphotographerbutiplayoneontv said...

I was out of town this weekend so I really enjoyed seeing your photos of this.