I think the shirt is really cute. I like that it is off-white instead of white and the caped super hero shield logo is really cool.
The weather was a little drizzly but the kids were full of enthusiasm. The heats started at 8:00 am for the 12-14 year olds. Freddy's group, 4-5 year olds, was at 9:00. Kids aged 6 and above ran a full mile, 4-5 year olds ran 4/10 of a mile, and the tot trot was about 100 yards. Freddy was a little unsure about running today, so we took some fun pictures before the race to ease his anxiety:
Freddy decided he was ready to run and I watched him take off without me when his race started. This is the first race that he has run without either Rick or me running with him. My heart was a little bit in my throat as I watched him turn the corner of the large block and disappear from sight:
The race course is brilliantly designed so that parents can cut through and catch sight of their kids on the other side of the block. I saw Freddy cruising along and yelled out "Go Freddy!", which was met by a glare and a statement of "Mommy, you were supposed to wait at the finish line." Oops. So back to the finish line I went, where I snapped an action shot:
And here he is, coming in to the finish:
This picture was snapped by the wonderful =PR= photographer who I can always count on to capture the perfect shot of whichever one of us is running. I am truly grateful to this woman who has filled up my facebook page over the last two years with fantastic photos, and I must find out her name!
Afterwards Freddy was really proud and posed to show off his "Mighty Mile" medal:
Apparently the medals from the two upcoming races in the series will clip onto this one to make a mega medal! I highly recommend the =PR= races and this kids' series is a great way to get your kids involved with running.