Run Around The Square 2018

Tomorrow is race day in my neighborhood. Its time for Run Around The Square. Its actually two races in one.

The first race is a 1.5 mile fun run through our neighborhood. People can enter with their dogs and children. The second race is through the neighborhood and through Frick Park ending in Fern Hollow. At the end there are free hot dogs and beer. Along the route there are at least ten musical entertainers. Its a fun event for everyone.

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Run Around The Square 2017

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The 35th Annual Run Around The Square

Yesterday was the 35th anniversary of Run Around The Square. It was a beautiful day and a wonderful event finished with great hot dogs and beer.

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Run Around The Square 2017

Run Around The Square 2017

Run Around The Square 2017

Run Around The Square 2017

Run Around the Square–Women’s Winner

For our second full year in Pittsburgh we decided to become more involved in the community and served on the Board of Directors for Run Around The Square. We met a lot of new people and for the first time we helped the race to arrange for a professional race photographer.

After watching the winner cross the finish line, I wondered if they would put up a finish line tape for the first woman to cross the finish line. To this date a woman has never bested a man in marathon or long distance races although each year the gap narrows. As I watched I saw the race crew get ready and watched as he carefully chose the right moment to dart across the course to set the tape for the first woman to finish and provide for her the same moment that the male finisher experienced. The sequence below tells the story.

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Setting the Tape

Setting the Tape

Run Around the Square Winner

For our second full year in Pittsburgh we decided to become more involved in the community and served on the Board of Directors for Run Around The Square. We met a lot of new people and for the first time we helped the race to arrange for a professional race photographer.

There are really two races. The first is a fun run and people walk with their small children and pets. The second is a timed 5K race and it all ends with a giant after party in Frick Park. It is a wonderful community event that raises money for Regent Square. It is the only race I know of that provides professional musicians at the water stops and free beer and hot dogs from D’s Six Pack and Dogz (The best hot dogs in the city!) Not only that but most of the Race is through our neighborhood’s beautiful Frick Park.

I was supposed to walk in the race with my wife, but I didn’t. I sprained my knee and couldn’t answer the bell so I hung out with the race photographers at the finish line.. You can see and purchase thousands of pictures from the race by clicking here.

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First to Finish

First to Finish

On a Country Lane

Walking through the Pocono Mountains along rural lanes and paths is always improved with a loyal companion at your side. This is Deuce taking the point on walk through the forest on a beautiful day like today, not too long ago. You can buy a print of this image on my gallery by clicking here.

Deuce on a Country Lane

Walk in the Woods

Walking through the Pocono Mountains along rural lanes and paths is always improved with a loyal companion at your side. This is Deuce taking the point on walk through the forest on a beautiful day like today, not too long ago. You can buy a print of this image on my gallery by clicking here.

Deuce on a Country Lane

A Country Lane–Remembering Deuce

When the leaves start to change color and I prepare for capturing new foliage images, I remember this image and think of Deuce our old Border Collie. Deuce was a unique dog. He was smart enough that I could walk through the country with him as a companion and actually take pictures. I don’t thing that Shadow, our new dog will ever offer that possibility. As each dog is unique each Autumn day is also unique. This one was a beauty with deep color and a young Deuce protecting my blindside. You can buy a print of this image at my gallery by clicking here.

Deuce on a Country Lane