My son has a love of running. He is still in elementary school and last December ran his very first 5k at the Reindeer Run. This was in McQuen Field in downtown CDA. It was an ok day for running in the middle of December. Of course, it was cold and during the race it started to rain pretty hard. But my kiddo had a huge smile on his face as he crossed the finish line at the 27 minute mark. It was so exciting to see him achieve this accomplishment. The Reindeer Run is hosted by Fleet Feet. I can't say enough good things about this store. They made sure he was in the correct shoes for his size and the way he runs and they had staff posted around the entire race so my son knew there was no way to get lost. Runners definitely make this a fun run. People were dressed as Santa, reindeer, elves, some wore tutus, just about anything you can imagine. We had a blast watching the race. Although, by the end we were all frozen and sopping wet.
One of the very first things he asked me when he finished was if there were any more fun runs in the area. Which leads us to the end of February and the Leprechaun Scurry. For this race runners were in green and towards the finish line they had a band playing Celtic music. The Leprechaun Scurry was hosted by Fleet Feet and Lake City High School. The entry fee was a fundraiser for the track program. This day was a bit better for running although, there was a biting wind that we kept trying to avoid by hiding behind things. Dressed in his running clothes and shamrock hat my son set off with a grin. Since this was a two loop course we got to wave when he came by again, then we hurried off to where the finish line was. Once more he finished the 3 miles at the 27 minute mark with a grin on his face. I think it's safe to say we have a a life-long runner on our hands. The Leprechaun Scurry race kept track of ages and order of finishing. My kiddo came in second place for his age group and won a medal. A great way to end the morning.
I love spending time with my family doing all the wonderful activities in the Inland Northwest.