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.
This meme is hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books.
Cute, great to see kids outside and running around!ReplyDelete
That's a great idea - gets kids into fitness from an early age. In the BVI we have one big annual race that's a lot of fun - one mile for kids under 12 and two miles for everyone else. And then there are a couple - swim, run, bike races - for the kids, too.ReplyDelete
It's good to see events like this for children. Hopefully they will learn that fitness is fun and not a chore!ReplyDelete
Wonderful event! In the last shot, the little guy looks exhausted, but happy.ReplyDelete
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I feel the same way about running as your 3 year old. :-DReplyDelete
How fun! I remember running for the sheer joy of it when I was a kid. Now, I'm with the 3 year old.ReplyDelete
Their faces expresses the thrill of running with hundreds of other kids.ReplyDelete
The soft grass, fresh air and all the natural amenities to enjoy.
What a great event. You did well with recording the "photo finish".ReplyDelete
Congrats to your kids! It's great that they're out running.ReplyDelete
I'm glad your kids like getting outdoors and running. It's way too hot to do anything like that where I live, though.ReplyDelete
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Looks like everyone had a great time!ReplyDelete
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This is a great idea, getting kids excited about running and racing. Here's MineReplyDelete
That looks a fun family activity, and great to get the kids out there running around.ReplyDelete