Forgive Gordon and Wade Shelton if they were a bit more excited about Sunday's GBMC Father's Day 5K than most of the other 813 finishers.
Gordon, 44, had run the race before, and Wade, 14, had won the accompanying 1-mile fun run two years ago. But this was the first time that father and son had raced as a team in the race that benefits the Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Newborn Intensive Care Unit -- a part of the hospital that is dear to both of them.
"When we had our first race, Wade won our fun run," Sandy Budd, development officer at GBMC, said last week. "Then we found out that when he had been born 12 years before, he had spent time in our newborn intensive care unit [NICU]. We thought it was really neat that someone from NICU was running (( in the race that benefits us."