The real Ironman race is run locally. There are activities for it all weekend even though the race itself is only on Sunday The first event to start out the weekend was the ironman kids race. We found out about the race only a couple of hours before it began and were able to get in with last minute registration. The race with tshirts was only $5 and it took longer to find a parking spot than to run the race. I am glad we did it though, it was a great experience for the kids. The man who has won the last couple of years talked to the kids before the race and the Women's Hawaii winner ran with them as the rabbit. There were other race participants there as well to encourage all the kids. There were about 250 kids total.
This was the start and finish line. The race was only one mile.
They didn't time or place the kids but Cole came in less than 6 minutes. He said he had a hard time getting out of the crowd but he was still one of the first (7 or 8?). My face was behind the camera so I had a hard time counting.
Sierra was number 3 or 4 for the girls division. This kid kept weaving in front of her so she couldn't pass. No matter what side she tried to go around him he would block her.
She finally got around him and left him in the dust before the finish line. This picture doesn't show how badly she beat him but it was quite a ways considering she is just passing him here. He cried at the end because he was beat by a girl.
This is Hailey on the right with her friend Sarah.
Hailey looked like she was just out for a nice jog until she saw the finish line.
She passed the boy in front of her before the finish line.
They got ironman medals as they crossed the line. Past finishers of the big race handed them out. It was a fun afternoon.