My youngest got signed up on his school team organized by his PE teacher, and he’s bugged me to sign up for it since it got the form. The other two, as I am, are along for the ride, but I’m seeing this as a great way to get active between now and race day on April 25.
The kids’ race involves logging 25 miles on a log that you can download at the Memorial Marathon’s Web site, www.okcmarathon.com between now and race day. You run or walk in any quarter-mile increments on your own, and then when it’s time for the OKC marathon, your kids will run a safe, closed, 1.2-mile course, finishing what would be a real marathon of 26.2 miles.
It sounds like fun, especially for $5 a participant. It’s also for a good cause in remembrance of those who died in the tragic 1995 bombing of OKC’s federal building and to benefit the work of the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
Sign up today — it appears the deadline is April 1, although my son’s school said everyone needed to sign up by today (Feb. 16). In any case, it’s going to take some time to fit in 25 miles of running/walking with kids between now and then, so don’t wait. For more information go the Web site here. If all goes as planned, my kids and I will look for you at the race.
~ Lillie-Beth Brinkman (firstname.lastname@example.org)