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Monday, May 9, 2011

Race for the Cure and Tie Dye...

This weekend was the Komen Race for the Cure 5K.  I was the team captain and since I have such a passion for t-shirt decor I decided to go all out on my team t-shirts.  I wanted something awesome with no puffy paint so I decided to go for tie dye.  Fortunately AC Moore did not have all the sizes I needed in white so I ended up buying gray t-shirts.  The gray t-shirts ended up being awesome once they were tie dyed.

How To Make Awesome Inspirational 5K T-shirts....
1-Buy shirts
2-Wash shirts
3-Tie Dye shirts with a tie dye kit from the craft store
4-Wash shirts again
5-Stencil shirts with stencils, a stencil brush and fabric paint (I stenciled a big T and G on each shirt)
6-Write on the shirts with a fabric marker (I wrote out the rest of the team name in fabric marker)
7-Let the shirts dry for 3 days and then wash them again so your friends get tie dye all over their bodies while running.

Now here are some pictures.  It was a great event.  There were thousands of people there.

harassing Hobie at 6 in the morning

pre-race

look at all those people and look at the starting line way up there

post-race, looking good

doesn't B look great in tie dye?

post race team pic

riding the shuttle back to the cars
My time for this race was 55 minutes.  I know what you are thinking.  That is really slow.  Well it took us 15 minutes to get to the starting line and about 10 more minutes before we could actually start jogging.  There was so many people there...which is good.  My team ended up raising over $1300!  Thanks to everyone who ran with me, raised money and donated money.  Go Team Gumby!

9 comments:

Jenni said...

Looks like you weren't kidding when you described how crowded it was. I do think B was exaggerating now when he said it took an hour to get to the 1 mile mark. Good job Team Gumby!

KT said...

Congrats on raising so much money! I love doing the Komen 5Ks because they are very well run.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That's an awesome amount of money to raise!! Congrats!

fojoy said...

I love doing our Run for the Cure (Wilzie and I volunteer at it) - it is amazing to see so many people there fighting for a common goal.
Great job!

Hutch said...

I'd like to think everyone looks great in tie-dye.

Congrats on the monies and finishing the race!

Mo Young said...

Congrats Team Gumby! I am quite proud of everyone - and I do heart that tie dye. What a nice Saturday AM.

Anonymous said...

Bravo All!!! Gumby

Bonnie said...

It was a really fun race. I especially liked all the drum crews cheering us on. Thanks for my shirt too. It going into high rotation along with the green google tshirt.

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

that's so fantastic! Congrats. I probably would run more than 55, so you're doing well.