Last weekend we participated in the Hope Classic it was a 1, 5, 8K run and a family run. It was very low key but very well organized. Kyle and the older kids signed up for the 1K run. It was an out and back on park paths with 3 different turn around points. The park was beautiful and the weather was holding out, there was rain forecasted. Kyle, Sam and Abi all ran barefoot and Matthew and Rebekah wore their vibrams. It was great. As Rebekah came speeding in for 2nd place a guy commented that she was super fast and that she really didn't have much on her feet. She said that her Dad and siblings were barefoot.
|Kyle, Abi (5), Rebekah (9), Matthew (8), and Sam (6)|
|Sarah didn't officially run the race but she ran about 200m and crossed the finish line.|
You can see her water shoes here.
|Joseph (2) needed to run across the finish line too.|
|Here is Rebekah she finished 2nd with a time of 5:05. Not bad for her first 1K|
|Matthew finished 3rd with a time of 5:55|
|Abi came in 4th with at time of 6:07|
|Sam and Kyle came in 5th and 6th. Sam ran the entire way.|
|Kids with their finishing medals and faces painted.|
Overall for our kids first race this was amazing. I really don't think it could have gone better. They have all caught the racing bug now. Matthew was asking when they can race again. Rebekah and Abigail and I are running in the Starbucks Run for Women at the end of the month. Now I just need to find more races for the boys. If you are in calgary and you know of races with 1Ks or even 5Ks that are on a Saturday let me know please. We are all infected with the racing bug.