On Saturday the 16th, I dragged Dan out into a mid-40 degree morning to a Moscow 5K Road Race hosted by the Marines stationed at the Embassy here in Moscow. It was a fundraiser for the U.S. Wounded Warrior Project, to aid and help veterans injured during their times of service. The race course wound along the Moscow River, really a beautiful area, and hosted about 80 participants from around the city. We really had a lot of fun, and did the Culbertson name proud: Rachel placed second overall with a time of 21:24 and Dan came in fourth overall with a time of 22:11. The unexpected prize commodity of the race? Safety pins. We each got one safety pin a piece to attach our race bibs to our shirts. Safety pins are apparently not easy to come by here, and thanks to a seamstress participant who supplied the entire race with pins, we didn't have to carry our bibs while running. In general, good times were had by all.
Also, while racing we stumbled across Moscow's bike lane. Dan's anxious to peddle on over and see where it goes!