8. Flowertown Festival Run, 2007

This article is a bit photo-heavy, but it’s light on the chatter. I thought it would be fun to actually take my camera with me during a race. I have a project coming up in my Digital Photography class which requires a visual narrative, so I submitted the idea of documenting a race or two. (It’s not as if I’m really going out of my way.)

The Flowertown Festival is an annual event in Summerville, South Carolina. It’s a small town outside of Charleston, and it’s where I currently hang my hat. Two weeks before the festival the local YMCA hosts a combination race which runs through the local neighborhoods. You can sign up for a 5K, a 10K or even a 1-mile Fun Run. (Of course I chose the 10K.) Below you can view the race from start to finish, from the early-morning check-in to my latest encounter with the Lovely and Talented Monica Marathon. I hope you enjoy the photographs.