by Alex (7 years old)
1.25-mile trail race by Donner Party Mountain Runners
In the morning I helped my Mom do the course marking for the kids race. I biked around. Then I wrote my name on my bib. The bib was recycled from my Mom’s birthday run.
Soon it was time to start the little kids race. I cheered them on. Then it was time for the longer race. It was 1.25 miles.
I got to start first with Ian because we were the youngest. I thought that at the middle of the run, people who saved their energy would pass me. And then they did not.
For the next loop, I was about 12 feet ahead. At the end, I finished first and Ian finished second. Every kid got to pick their own medal.
And, then, after the race, I got Gatorade and I ate four tacos. The chef was really great. All the guys had yellow shirts on, so I didn’t know which one to thank.
Then, I ran 3/4 of the course again. It was pretty fun.