I stayed with Avery and she started really strong, about a mile in she started run walking the rest of the way. The last half mile was a bit of a struggle for her as she had a sideache, just then a boy from her kindergarten class and his mom passed us. I leaned over to her and said "you aren't going to let Colter beat you are you?" and she was off! It might have helped that the whole last quarter of a mile I told her mantra after mantra
Finally! She has her own medal! She kept asking me to give her one of mine, but I told her she had to earn it. 1st place in her age group!
My son ended up 3rd in his, and was thrilled with his medal too, so I took them both out for some frozen yogurt.
I ended up 4th in my age group, which was funny to me since I ran with Avery and out time was 21:14 which is more like a good 5k time for me, but I missed out on the awards, which the kids thought was pretty funny.