On Sunday morning, Celebrate West Hartford! sponsored a 5K race. The seeded runners are on the front line at the start. Number 788 (the bearded runner at the left) won the race and number 3191 (in red at the right) was the first woman finisher.
Number 751 is only 12 years old but still came in 12th overall.
Sometimes the best drama is later in the race, where the runners are struggling to finish.
Some runners smile as they approach the tape, some grimace and sprint in the effort to finish one place higher.
And sometimes a child comes out of the crowd to help mom finish.