Bring your family and friends and join in the fun at the HRCA Mother’s Day 5K! Soak in the amazing views of the front range, Highlands Ranch Windmill and Highlands Ranch Mansion by running, walking, or strolling. Sign-up dad and the kids too and make it a morning of activity the entire family can enjoy. Don’t miss the post race party filled with fun activities and inflatables for the kids and an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast!
First-time 5K run/walkers, elite runners, and moms/dads with strollers, are all invited to enjoy the fun on Saturday, May 11!
Did You Know...
Popularity of The "I Love Mom" Tattoo
Excerpt By: Remy Melina; published at www.livescience.com
The "I Love Mom" tattoo first became popular during World War II. As they traveled around the world, U.S. Navy sailors got tattoos to document their achievements and memories. Tattoo parlors began to pop up near military bases and patriotic tattoos came into vogue, according to John Gray’s book "I Love Mom: An Irreverent History of the Tattoo."
Aside from wanting to express their patriotism, the homesick sailors started to request "mom" or "mother" tattoos as a sentimental reminder of home.
"The tattoo is definitely more popular this time of year," said David Beadle, a tattoo artist at Mom's Tattoos in Austin, Texas, who himself is planning on getting an updated version of the traditional "mom" tattoo this Mother's Day. "Anytime mom is remembered, the tattoo's popularity picks up."
"I Love Mom" tattoos are timeless because they make such a sweet, universal statement. Men and women of all ages get them, tattoo artists say.
"We get at least one person every month coming in to get that tattoo," Beadle said. "Everyone gets them, from ages eighteen to eighty."
"'Mom' will never go out of style," Aviva Yael, co-author of "No Regrets: The Best, Worst, & Most #$%*ing Ridiculous Tattoos Ever," said in an interview with the The A.V. Club, an entertainment publication. "Everybody loves their mom."