This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Gravel Rouser Classic. The Grab N Git was a little different this year! Instead of being a Friday night event, it was a Sunday morning event. There was still beer at the finish line, but with french toast instead of chili! Behold this year's number plate:
Another twist was that each checkpoint featured a physical challenge. There was brick toss, basketball, frisbee golf and putt-putt. Summer and I were stationed at the pool pavilion on East State.
Our physical challenge was Pin the Pipe on the Leprechaun! Kelly Shaw created this beautiful leprechaun.
"I want me pipe!"
Brisby joined us, and wore a festive green tutu to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Sad ballerina. I think she was bored waiting for our first set of racers to arrive.
They had to wear a blindfold and then pin the pipe onto the leprechaun.
We had a large group of racers at the beginning.
There's Kelly! The leprechaun's creator!
Summer, the leprechaun and me.
Waiting for more racers. Brisby was ADORABLE in her outfit. Summer added a little jacket because it was very chilly.
After all 28 racers came through, we got to head to the finish line.
Mer had set up an amazing french toast production!! She's been baking loaf after loaf of her famous cinnamon swirl bread in preparation for the event, and set up griddles in the Athens Bicycle parking lot. Once the slices were golden brown, they transferred them inside to chafing dishes. There was also a buffet with maple syrup, powdered sugar and bananas!
French toast production!
Mmm, the french toast was a great success!! As was the event! I'm happy to be a part of another fun Gravel Rouser Grab N Git.