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It's time for our first event!!

About time.  With the cold weather and rain, it has not felt like Spring is here.  But, with May just around the corner, it is time for the 3rd Annual 2.5K/5K Run, which will be held at Gateway Island in Murfreesboro on Friday night, May 3rd.  

Here are some details for the event:

  • Packet pickup is on Thursday(5/2) from 11AM to 6:30PM at Fleet Feet and also on Friday (5/3) from 3:30PM to 5:30PM at Gateway Island.  Kids can bring their 100% Challenge log sheets for an extra reward.
  • Parking is at the gravel lot and behind MMC on race day.  See the map on our race page for more details.
  • 2.5K Run will start at 6PM.  5K Run will start at 6:30PM.
  • We will have awards immediately after each event.  The 2.5K awards will be during the 5K run, so for the parents that have kids in both races we do apologize, but we do not want to hold up everyone on a Friday night.
  • How do we come up with age/gender award categories?  We base it on the number of kids per category, we do our best to make each category with the same number of runners.  It is not perfect, but we try to be fair.  See our race page for more age/gender categories.
  • Will we have food?  Yes, but it will be light snacks.  We have waters, frozen yogurt, and granola bars.  Also, Kona Ice will be there selling icees for $2 - $4 each.

So if you have not signed up yet, can you still do so?

YES!!!  This is an event that all kids from 5 to 14 years old can run.  If we have a big walkup for registration on race day, we may run out of extra shirts, but our t-shirt company is on stand by to get us more if we need it., and we have plenty of medals.

SEE YOU ON THE 3RD Of MAY.

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Why participate in an event?

So why should you sign up for a run or triathlon?  

Is it for the t-shirt?  You can buy a shirt at anytime?  

Is it for the medal?  These days, kids have several opportunities for trophies and medals.  

Then why should a kid participate?  Here are two reasons:

  • Accomplishment - everyone enjoys seeing positive results.  Whether it is a certain distance for the first time or finishing faster than last year.  Kids (and adults) can always feel positive about finishing a race.  It is rare to see anyone come across a finish line without a smile.  So, want to give your child an opportunity to smile?  Sign him up for a race.
  • Community - running with other kids is a lot more fun than running by yourself or with a parent.  To see several hundred kids take off with the same goal in mind, to finish, is a great sight.  It is always a positive environment at the finish line, with everyone being applauded by spectators and runners.  The child that takes 1st receives the same medal as the child that takes last, which makes everyone on the same playing field. 

So why run or participate?  Do it for the accomplishment and to be a part of a fun community event.  Some times, it can be the small things that motivates a child or parent to become more active in their lives.  I cannot tell you how many kids and parents I have witnessed in my 5 years as a race director that have changed their lives become of the confidence that they received from participating in an endurance event. Whether it is William, Sebron, Gracie, Maria, Sam, Colin, etc., in some cases, participating is the first step to lifelong physical acxtivity.

Now go run!!!

Register for the Try Boro Kids 2.5/5K Run (May 3rd)

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Time for the 100% Challenge

2012 Try Boro Kids 2.5K Start

Who is ready for a challenge?

It is that time of year again where we all look to plan our goals to become a better person and more fit.  For kids, a little motivation can go a long way.  That is why we created the 100% Challenge.  

It is an opportunity for kids to track their activity and continually think about what they can do to be active.  

What is being active?

Parents this is where you come in.  We would like an activity or 1% to be 30 minutes of physical movement.  That may include running, biking, playing tag or basketball, or even jumping on a trampoline.  If your child plays a soccer game on Saturday and then plays a game of basketball with his or her siblings, is this 2%?  YES!! Do what you can to make your child active.

Looking forward to everyone getting started.  Make sure to download our booklet or request one by emailing our race director at info@tryborokidstri.org.

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