Saturday, December 10, 2011

LA Holiday 1 Mile Kids Race

Today was the 1 mile Penguin Waddle Kids Race at the Holiday Half Marathon.  We went to the Expo first to pick up the kids bibs and my race packet for tomorrow. No line, nice people working there, all A+.  Expo was pretty small.  A few booths outside, just a couple of vendors so we did not spend a lot of time there.  We watched the end of the 5K race and waited for the kids race to start.  It was a lot warmer than I thought I was going to be...made me change my mind about what I will wear tomorrow.

This is the kids before we left the house this morning!


 We took a couple of fun pics at the Race Expo





This is me waiting at the start of the kids race, Bill took it from pretty far when he was waiting with the kids for their wave to move up.

 All the pictures from the start are terrible.  Bill tried to get some  but people kept passing in front of him so we don't see the kids in any of them. Booooo
This was a one mile race, the first one for Jonathan.  I was a little worried and I had asked Will to stay with his little brother.  I think he stayed with him for 0.25 mile.  Here is Will coming to the finish.  He did 9:04.  He is the one in red with his arms up.



Jonathan was only about 12 seconds behind Will! He had a good finish!




There's something we don't usually see: a smile from the Angry Runner..!!!!!!!!!!


 Just like in Long Beach, this kids race was super organized.  The kids loved it.  The medals are really cute.  We will be back for this one for sure!

Will even won a $20 gift certificate for Dicks Sporting Goods!



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OK Time for bed, HILLY Half Marathon in the morning!

13 comments:

Cotter Crunch said...

oh he's got great running form! just like his mom! too ute Caroline. I love those races.

Cotter Crunch said...

oh he's got great running form! just like his mom! too ute Caroline. I love those races.

Cotter Crunch said...

oh he's got great running form! just like his mom! too ute Caroline. I love those races.

Cotter Crunch said...

oh he's got great running form! just like his mom! too ute Caroline. I love those races.

Patrick Mahoney said...

Absolutely love this! good luck manana.

Michael said...

I love that medal...so cute. I want one just like it! All the pics were great, looks like the kids had a wonderful time!

Good luck at the race!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

How cute! I would love to have one of those medals!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Great job to your boys! Love all the pictures!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Congrats to both of them! I love seeing your boys race, it's so fantastic and they look so happy!
:)

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

awww how cute! I wish I can make my daughter run.. She's just not interested at all! LOL! I have a better chance of signing up my dogs in a race. LOL!

Hey Caroline! Yes...I'm back =)

Colleen said...

As always, kuddos momma for getting those boys involved!!! :) Hope your race went well today!!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love to read when your kids race, its awesome

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

You are creating such special memories as a mama Caroline!!!