This morning the Newton crew joined 500 elementary school kids in running a race around a one-mile loop that weaves around the playground and local neighborhoods of the Columbine Elementary School. The kids train for the event a few times per week leading up to the big race day, which has been occurring annually for 33 years. In an era of defunct phys-ed programs and skyrocketing computer and video game use, the event is vital in exposing kids to the benefits of physical activity, and from the facial expressions it looks the kids were have a great time.
Danny Abshire, Newton co-founder, tries to keep up
Jennifer Abshire encourages one participant on to the finish
Jerry Lee, Newton co-founder, getting in the thick of it
What percentage of these kids had perfect natural running form? Lots. You can read the full event report on the Running Times website.