On Saturday, October 29, 2011, Partners In Learning sponsored a Fun Run for children aged two and older. The event took place at one of Catawba College’s athletic fields, and the challenge was for the children to complete two laps around the track; the equivalent of one-half mile. Some children had participated in similar events prior to this Fun Run, while this was the first such event for others.
There was a great deal of anticipation at the start line.
Dakota runs while looking back to encourage Ceci during the first lap.
Ceci’s little brother Peter, age three, runs to keep sight of his sister.
He was determined to complete the race though he needed the support of his dad running beside him during the second lap.
He finished his first Fun Run and received a medal as a reward for his determination.
All the children completed the race, challenging their bodies while building confidence in their abilities.