|Coach McDonald had each grade line up to get warmed up|
I'm so excited about this year's kids marathon. It was our 3rd one and the biggest for sign ups. I was busy this week for the first year, with last minute sign ups. Parents that had been logging miles and realized this last week that they hadn't signed up. I had ordered 125 medals for the 125 that had signed up...thankfully Amy Hood, president of the PTA, suggested that I take a head count because we always have no shows and we did. I give her the credit for thinking of this approach. So we were able to have 133 sign up.
It was a fun day...parents and teachers all came out and ran the final mile of the marathon. Kids logged at home the previous 25 miles before today. I think it's a great way to get kids active and realizing too that they can set a goal, achieve it and enjoy it most importantly. Chloe said recently that she wanted to be a long distance runner and wants to run track next year. I'm excited to hear this. It's so easy, just a pair of shoes is all you really need. A GIANT SHOUT OUT and THANKS to the countless volunteers, teachers, coaches, parents and friends that helped support the kids marathon and made it a safe event for the kids. We couldn't do an event like this without everyone's participation, a million thanks!
We're excited to also give both our school districts back their entry fee as I raised money from businesses to buy the medals, tshirts and bibs. Thank you businesses:
Wynne Medical Clinic
Shaver and Smith
Cross County Veterinary Clinic
Crowley's Ridge Therapies
Puryear/Jackson Family Denistry
Circle N Exxon
Wynne Medical Pharmacy
Caldwell Discount Drug
Childers/Jackson Family Eye Care
This was Chloe's last year to do the Kids Marathon, I'm sad about that!! Happy Running! :)
|They were all so cute and FIRED up for the 1.2 mile|
|Here's a photo of the Wynne Intermediate teachers and staff|
That's Coach McDonald down front, he did a great job
getting it all organized and getting the kids pumped up!
|2nd Grade went first and they were PUMPED!|
|3rd grade was fast too...|
|Here are Bailey Bigger, Chloe Smith, Canon Fisher, |
Maggie Millerand Chloe Thornhill. They are GROWING UP!!!
|I had my camera out on the course but didn't take any shots....|
|These two pick up where the leave off...so cute!|