MINNEAPOLIS– Chad and Jenni Greenway hosted their 9th Annual Gridiron Gallop at Lake Nokomis on Father's Day, June 21st. The event featured a Kid's Fun Run and a 5K Run/Walk. Following the 5K, runners' names were drawn for prizes and awards were presented to the best runners in each age division.
This year's Gridiron Gallop was the first Chad has spent without his father. "Yeah it's been an emotional week," Greenway said. "And I think it'll continue to be an emotional next couple days. It's certainly been difficult. (I) try not to think about it, just because it is difficult, but at the same time on Father's Day you're trying to remember him, and especially with my kids, just trying to continue to bring him up and speak about him and all the great things he was all about."
The event asks for participants to do something healthy with or in memory of Dad this Father's Day, and that's just what Greenway and fellow runners did.
"Father's Day, this is the day for us," Greenway said. "This is the day we hang our hat on as dads. So (after the 5K run) I'm going to coach two baseball games – both my older ones play baseball. And that's what it's all about."
Proceeds from the event will help Minneapolis Parks & Rec. provide athletic programs for kids and youth.
About Chad Greenway's Lead The Way Foundation The mission of Chad Greenway's Lead the Way Foundation is to enrich the lives of individuals and families in need. Its primary focus is to provide critically and chronically ill children throughout the Greater Twin Cities with daily support and life-changing experiences. Learn more at www.chadgreenway.org.