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Bunny Dash

The "Bunny Dash" is an annual 5K race on the trails of the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve in Palatine, IL, followed by a one mile "youth dash" and a "100-yard egg dash". It was raining on the morning of the race, but the dreary day didn't dampen the determination of the dashers!

Our good friends Andrew and Ioanna (in the image below) were visiting from St. Louis, and several of Alicia's Stritch classmates were in attendance as well. Our friend Brian won 2nd place overall (out of 560 racers, with a time of 17:54), and our friend Caroline finished her first 5K race ever. A big congrats to both of you! :]

Congressional-hopeful Bob Dold (R) was also in attendance with his entourage to campaign for his very close 10th District race against Dan Seals (D) coming up in November. (I'm going to keep this blog friendly by keeping my ardent political beliefs to myself.) ;] Mr. Dold and I had a nice little chat about photography after he came up to me and expressed interest in my fancy camera. (Kudos to my camera, by the way, which got soaked in the rain but performed like a champ the entire time. Great weather sealing on the D700!)

The 100 yard egg dash was CRAAAAAZY!!! I have never seen so many plastic eggs disappear so quickly! In short, a good time was had by all despite the weather at the 2010 Bunny Dash!


  1. Lawson Kurtz says:

    Be careful shooting in the rain with the D700. I had heard that the new Nikons have great weather sealing, and was therefore not concerned by shooting a football match in the rain. Next thing you know I’m holding a D3 that needs a $1,500 repair.

  2. admin says:

    Lawson — bummer about that, but thanks for the heads up. Where did the water get into the D3, and with which lens were you shooting? The most vulnerable spot is the lens mount, so the lens makes a huge difference. On this day I was shooting with the new 70-200 VR II lens, which is claimed to have a very water-resistant mount. I hope that’s true! It held up during those few hours, although it wasn’t exactly a monsoon out there…

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