Tuesday, June 8, 2010

HYSO Race thru the Sun Kids 1 Mile Fun Run 6/6/10

On Sunday, our kids ran a 1 mile fun run out in Huntley, IL, about 45 minutes from home. We had to get them up early, around 5:15, which was both exciting and difficult for them. Since we hadn't picked up their race packets on Saturday, we got there around 6:30 and then waited around until 9:15, when the kids' race started.

Even though the race was called Run thru the Sun, the sun came and went, and it was cool, cloudy, and windy. As usual, everyone took off WAY too fast and again, as they disappeared around a corner and out of sight, a slight lump appeared in my throat. It will be a sad day when they walk out of my life and start their own. Hopefully between now and then I'll be a good enough father that they will want to return, bringing their loved ones and children to meet me. Funny thing to think about during a Fun Run, no?

We were supposed to go to a waterpark, Stingray Bay, after the race, but it didn't work out, due to the cool conditions. We bribed them by promising them a dinner out at their favorite restaurant, but we actually ended up going to their favorite Great-Aunt's for a pizza dinner, which they enjoyed even more.

If you get a chance, head over to their blog, Kids Try Gear, to read their race report.

Video of the Start:

Check out my kids' reviews at their blog, Kids Try Gear!


  1. Sounds like a fun event for the kids! GOtta love getting your kids involved in racing. My oldest two (10 and 8) did a 5K with us this past weekend and it was so fun!

  2. Wow, I like this, congrats to you and your kids

  3. I love watching kids run! Great that you are getting them involved. I watched a track meet of 9 & 10yr old kids last week and not only was I impressed, but I found it to be very inspiring. However, a 9yr old girl was only 12 seconds from my best high school time in the 400! Either I was slow or she is a FAST kid

  4. How cool that you've gotten them already "hooked" on the racing bug!!

  5. That is so awesome!! I love kids races. Thanks for sharing!


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