Sunday turned out to be the worst day weather-wise, with spitting rain in the morning and incredibly high winds. The route also gave our walkers a work-out with two challenging hills. But these factors only sweetened the victory at Murphy Park as the group convened for their final mile victory walk. Check out Sloth’s “view from a seatpost” video montage for proof! (WARNING: movie clip is 10 minutes in length, 33k in size and requires Windows Media Player. You may either save to disc or stream from our website to view.)
Sloth calls this his “favorite hill” but after 40 miles under their belts our hardy walkers were not inclined to agree
Team LaDorkas rises to the challenge!
Dawn Thaves’ famous boot re-emerges at the Team LaDorkas rest stop
What does the fox say? Not a whole lot… this little guy was in pretty rough shape…
A Richard Simmons-themed rest stop kept our tired walkers pumped and smiling
Our youngest rest stop volunteers show off their sweet dance moves
Mile 48… almost there!
The Door County Parrotheads and Pat Heller Clan cheered our walkers into the lunch stop at the Horseshoe Bay Golf Club
Well done, walkers!
Whooooo let the pirates out? Arrr, arrr, arrr, ARRR!
What an amazing group! Love ‘em!
Smiles all around as we grab a bite to eat before the final mile
Twinkie roll cake? Are you KIDDING??!?!!
Walkers voted for their favorite rest stop… and of course, the Survivors’ tailgate party took the prize!
Colleen Kalt doles out prizes, accolades, and congratulations
Deb and Bob’s granddaughter displays her team pride
Preparing for the final march!
Victory Walk time!
Here they come!
Such beautiful people… they do make it look good!
Team LaDorkas – still sassy after 50 miles
Team Survivor rolls in
The Parrotheads were on-hand for medals and a good old-fashioned pirate dance party
As usual, the MS Survivor team’s costuming this year outclassed the competition
A surprise award winner: Roland and the medical crew! Nice curtsy, Roland!
Roland, Colleen, and Heidi at the finish line
Our guest speaker (and MS researcher) Dr. Nancy Monson joined us with her husband for the final 10 miles. Nice job, guys!
It’s a crazy mix of emotions at the finish line… a little bittersweet!
As always, Kim takes route signage to places that it likely did not intend to go
Pirate dance party!
Our hardy Parrotheads! ArrrrrRRRrrrr!
The staff of the Alpine Resort were also on-hand to congratulate the walkers
Sloth poses for a photo with his personal hero, John Haupt
You DID it, Team LaDorkas!
Sloth takes a bite out of multiple sclerosis
Team captain Kim Bertram displays her – ahem – fetching ring
Murphy Park was pretty but very windy!
Waves hit the causeway pretty hard, ensuring a wet visit by anyone willing to go out to the water’s edge