After a month of waiting, race day was finally here. I had the fortune of walking with a group of friends and cheering on my own brother who ran the 5k (24:42 time!).
It was such an amazing experience. My friend Joel captured it very nicely on Facebook:
I came walking down into St. Anthony-Main on a crisp fall Saturday morning and witnessed one of the most breathtaking views of my life. Thousands upon thousands of supporters far as the eye could see – gay men, lesbians, straight couples with children, elderly – gave up their Saturday Morning to unite in support of equality for all. Tears came to my eyes. All I could think is, “We’re Minnesota and we’re showing the world that we’re better than this hurtful amendment”.
I have to admit, I also teared up this morning. Between having the opportunity to hear from Senator Amy Klobuchar, Minnesotans United Richard Carlbom and holding my hand on my heart for our National Anthem – I was moved. To see thousands of my fellow Minnesotans stand up for equality was so very inspirational.
To everyone that came out today to celebrate equality and love, thank you. This is OUR movement and we are creating change every single day. Today reminded me that no matter what, even on the worst of days, we are making a difference across Minnesota.
Just like those runners today, we are in the final sprint to that finish line. With less than 40 days to go, Minnesota, we are so close to voting NO!