PHOTO GALLERY: True Life Run took place Saturday morning
Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 3:51 p.m. CST;
updated 11:25 a.m. CST, Monday, March 5, 2012
COLUMBIA — The True Life Run, which was added as a new tradition at last year's True/False Film Fest, started this morning from Flat Branch Park. The 5K race involved different challenges if desired by the participants.
Jennifer Goyne, left, and her daughter Lucy Goyne, 6, prepare for the True Life Run as her father, Keith Goyne, tapes his daughter's shoe laces down at Flat Branch Park on Saturday. It was the first True Life Run for the mother and daughter team. "It's cold, but at least it's not raining," Jennifer Goyne said.
True Life Run participants sprint forward at the start of the race Saturday at Flat Branch Park. Participants in the run automatically qualified for a special ticket price for the screening of "Bully," the True Life Fund Film.
Runners of the True Life Run make their way down the nine stories of the parking garage on Fifth and Walnut streets. The True Life Run began at Flat Branch Park and circled through town. It included checkpoints where participants were required to join in hula hooping and other obstacles.
Lori Neidel, left, and Beth Shepard snap open a celebratory beer at the end of the True Life Run on Saturday at Flat Branch Park. Both Neidel and Shepard came dressed as beer boxes and handed out refreshments to other participants on the run.
Andrea Morse, owner of Cherry Hill Massage, provides a free massage to Alli Stamschror at the finish of the True Life Run on Saturday at Flat Branch Park.
Carol Boorady, center, accepts her prize after placing first in the women's race of the True Life Run on Saturday at Flat Branch Park. Boorady won with a time of 23:28 before adjustments for the various obstacles brought her time to 16:28.
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