Notice the cleanliness of the boys and Chad's white shirt.
Keston going across the bridge . . . just look for the red hair. I wasn't able to go watch but I believe the track loops around and you have to army crawl under that bridge.
Keston getting ready to go across the rope bridge
Chad climbing the rope - missed Keston on this one.
I love the look on their faces as they jump the fire.
This picture is perfect - he finished the race and you can tell he had a great time.
Chad under the bobbed wire.
Over the fire - Jack be nimble - Jack be quick
Through the gladiators - he said they got him pretty good in the gut.
The whole team. Keston works with L and K at Melita Island in the summers and they Chad join the team. Notice albino boy's not white legs. I think this is the most color those legs have ever seen and I have no idea how long of a hose off he needed to take to get them white again.
Chad's time was 1:38:00 and he placed 9 out of 22 in his age group of 14 (yes we lied and said he was 14 so he would race). He placed 784 out of 2009 men and 974 out of 3391 overall.
Signing the Wall of Valor.
Here are the boys home again, a little cleaner and still smiling.
Those were white socks Chad is wearing and yes they found the trash along with his shoes. Keston's orange shoes did become orange again thanks to a high pressure nozzle for the hose.
So for anyone who wants to join in next year the race in scheduled for June 14, 2014 and you can sign up online. The boys will be signing up again. Val will not be a spectator next year and I almost want to join in just to say that I did it. Almost . . .