Our local running organization puts on six kids races over the course of the spring and summer. These are free events for children from age 3 to 14. They compete based on their age with a different distance for each group. Our three year old runs 1/8 of a mile. This is him after his race. He is the least excited about running.
Our five year old loves it but looks so serious the whole time. This is him coming into the chute after running 1/4 mile.
Our eight year old has to run a 1/2 mile and gets really excited before hand. This is her (the second one from the right) coming into the chute.
She ran it in a little less than this as I took her picture, then turned to take a picture of the clock.
And this is my oldest finsihing his mile run.
He managed to cut 45 seconds off his time from the first race to the second one.
Upon completion they each get a finshers ribbon. He is holding it backwards, but it is a nice touch for the kids to all get something whether they were first, last or somewhere in teh middle.
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