Saturday, April 9, 2011

St. Mary's 5k, Run for the Stars

Today was the 5k "Run for the Stars" run at St. Mary's school. Alot of people from the community came to run in this race as well as help out. There was a pancake breakfast for the runners after they had finished the race, as well as a 1k race for the younger students. During the 1k race I was helping out and keeping them safe by standing by the road to make sure the students stayed on the sidewalk and off of the road. When the kids started out running it was like a mob that was just coming at you, they all wanted to run and win so they were all running pretty fast. While the 5k runners were getting ready, I helped set up a table of food, which consisted of orange slices, bagels, apple slices, and bananas. Once they 5k runners were finishing I stood at the finish line to hand them bottles of water. It is important to hyrdate your body once you are done with a long run so that your body can recovery and stay healthy. Also, as the runners were crossing the finish line, there was a timer that automatically recorded your time and sent it to a laptop were your time was recorded and saved, so that you could look at it once your were done. Overall I think that it went very well, and it was nice to see the community come out and support their school, and cheer on the kids, parents, and their family memebers while they were running.

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