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Running with the Big Dog

Dale Forner proposes marraige after finishing Hilo Marathon

Thank you for hosting another terrific marathon. This was my third Hilo marathon and my girlfriends third 5K and it still manages to exceed all of our expectations. I was blown away with the attitude of the volunteers who had to deal with the weather for hours. We love combining the run with a few days of R&R –  beaches, snorkeling, caves and lava tubes.
My girlfriend joined me for the final stretch as we crossed the finish line together holding hands raised high above our heads celebrating our accomplishment. If you have a picture of me #74 (time 3:33:00)  and my girlfriend (#345) crossing the finish line it would be very special. Shortly after the race I proposed to her on a bridge in Liliuokalani Gardens. A picture of us crossing the finish line together would be so symbolic of the life we plan to share together.
Thanks again to you and all your volunteers.   Click photo to enlarge
Dale and soon to be, Laurie Forner

April 5, 2012 - Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , ,


  1. How romantic..wishing you both have a life full of running and of course love..
    Thanks for sharing…

    Comment by Tina | April 5, 2012 | Reply

  2. Congratulations! We are happy for the both of you. We wish you much happiness and a good life together!

    Comment by DS & KS | April 10, 2012 | Reply

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