Monday, May 20, 2013

The Kid's Bloomin' Mile

John, Juby and many of their cousins ran in the Bloomin' Mile. Once again, the weather was perfect and we all had a nice time hanging out together as the races were going on.
1,360 kids between the ages  6 and 14 ran in the many heats of this course laid out downtown. Traffic was diverted for hours for the kids to be safe running on the city streets. A giant loop made it possible for the start and finish of the race to be near each other, and a vantage point from across the school grounds was handy for folks to be able to run over to see the kids at the halfway point.
Here are the cousins (second?) who were born in the same month.
They are talking to some more cousins who are also buddies.
The girls are hanging out waiting for the races to start. There were four of our families who ran in the race and many other family members who came out to watch!
This is such a pleasant gathering and it is great to see so many young athletes. Next year, I'd like to take a picture of all of the cousins together who are running in the race.