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Kids Run at Dash for Dad!

19 Jun

We celebrated Father’s Day this week by participating in the Pacer’s Dash for Dad, benefitting ZERO-The Project to End Prostate Cancer.  Dash for Dad is one of  those family-friendly races with something for everyone: a 4-mile run, 1-mile walk, and 100-yard kid’s race. 

Frankly, I love the recent  focus on kids’ physical activity and the efforts that local running race organizers (especially Pacers)  have undertaken to ensure children are introduced to running at an early age.    My kids have done several dashes and 1-mile fun runs…and where practical, I try to let them “run me in” to the finish line at some of the lower stress races.  They love to run and enjoy the competitive spirit. 

Sunday’s dash was no different:  after Mike finished his four miles (results are here), the kids lined up for their race. 

At the sound of the horn, my oldest bolted toward the finish.

The twins took a slightly different approach, bounding/prancing along with the crowd.

We all had fun, and each child got a medal and a t-shirt for participating.  The real workout came later…running interference while my kids attempted repeated and sustained attacks on the Powerade/granola bar table.  Happy Running!

 

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One Response to “Kids Run at Dash for Dad!”

  1. seo April 4, 2013 at 7:30 am #

    I will be fascinated as well as thinking about what you are covering right here.

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