Chip Gaines Runs A Half Marathon With Kids. Look at These Adorable Photos!

If you’ve ever stood on the sidelines at a marathon or half marathon, you’ve likely seen some wild things. Silly costumes aside, we’ve heard stories about an 80-year-old couple who finished a marathon holding hands, a mom who pumped breast milk while running a marathon, and even a woman who
If you’ve ever stood on the sidelines at a marathon or half marathon, you’ve likely seen some wild things. Silly costumes aside, we’ve heard stories about an 80-year-old couple who finished a marathon holding hands, a mom who pumped breast milk while running a marathon, and even a woman who stopped to rescue a stray puppy while running a marathon. Who are these superhumans?

But one of the most adorable marathon moments we’ve seen lately was when Chip Gaines completed the Silo District Half Marathon with his youngest son Crew by his side. Well, technically, the 10-month-old was in front of him, being pushed in a stroller — but still. The newest Gaines baby was there to support his dad the entire time. Can things even get any cuter than that?
And it looked like Baby Crew couldn’t have been happier to be participating in his very first half-marathon. Just look at him waving to everyone on the sidelines in this post from his dad’s Instagram:
Chip Gaines Runs A Half Marathon With Kids. Look at These Adorable Photos!

The Silo District Marathon was started by Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia company as a way to encourage all those who’ve always wanted to run a marathon, as well as to raise money for a good cause — in this case, the Brave Like Gabe Foundation, which supports rare-cancer research.

This is the second year Chip has participated in the race.
Chip Gaines Runs A Half Marathon With Kids. Look at These Adorable Photos!

Last year, he ran the full marathon and encouraged others to join him, taking his own advice from a book he wrote:

Getting started is equally as triumphant as crossing the finish line. Your goal is too far off to have a straight line of sight to it, but I’m going to need you to keep it firmly fixed in your mind’s eye. The only way this is going to work, the only way that you’re gonna get there, is one foot in front of the other. You have to keep moving forward. And when you think you are about to die — trust me, it’s just a tiny bit further.
Before the race, he talked about his preparations on Instagram, sharing a photo of the T-shirt he wore during the run and his other necessary supplies:
Chip Gaines Runs A Half Marathon With Kids. Look at These Adorable Photos!

“Alright y’all!!” he wrote. “This is what I’m bringing. What stuff you got in your #siloDistrictMarathon pack?”

He also included a shout-out to “all the folks that can’t be here today because they’re having to focus all their energy on their personal battles with cancer.”

While Joanna didn’t participate in the race, she was still there to cheer on her family. In addition to Chip and Crew, their daughter Ella also ran that day.
Chip Gaines Runs A Half Marathon With Kids. Look at These Adorable Photos!

It was an emotional day for the proud mom. As she shared on Instagram, “Watching the grit, the fight, and the spirit of these runners left me speechless. So many of you would tell me who you were running in honor of and I was literally teary eyed the entire time.”

She continued, “I was also so proud of @chipgaines and Ella (and baby Crew) for running the half marathon today and killing it.”

Scroll through for more photos of baby Crew:
Chip Gaines Runs A Half Marathon With Kids. Look at These Adorable Photos!

All in all, the marathon raised $300,000 for cancer research, so the Gaines family and everyone who participated certainly has a lot to be proud of after completing this race.
Chip Gaines Runs A Half Marathon With Kids. Look at These Adorable Photos!

Before you know it, baby Crew will be big enough to run the race all by himself. In the meantime, we’ll cherish these photos of him and the tiny sweatband around his head.

Here’s to plenty more successful ventures from the Gaines’ family — and, hopefully, a lot more photos of their adorable family!