Connor is in an after school "Fitness Club" program. They meet once a week and learn about physical fitness and play various activities. Throughout the year they all have the opportunity to participate in various "Fun Runs" held throughout the area. These are organized track-style meets at local stadiums. The most recent one was held at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind. The event was organized by the local YMCA and attended by around a dozen local elementary school fitness/running clubs.
The kids were split into groups based on their school class(i.e. first grade, second grade, third grade, etc.). Each group then participated in three events: a distance run (lap around the track), a 100 yard sprint, and a long jump. The groups rotated through the events. At the end each child received a red ribbon for participating and a health snake of apple juice and pretzels.
The weather was quite pleasant. It was sunny, mild, with just enough of a breeze to keep it comfortable. Connor had a good time and that is the most important thing.
© Craig A. Lee