This year was the 10th annual Race for Grace. The race was held at Norwin High School in North Huntington, PA. It is put on by the Reflections of Grace Foundation to raise funds and awareness of DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.)
We were able to pick up our packets the morning of the race, since we were unable to get it mid-week. Packet pickup was in the gym and very organized. We quickly had our packets in hand and we picked up our goodie bag too. There was a group of us doing the race from Fit N Fun Life and Run Greensburg. The shirts looked amazing this year.
There are 3 options for the race, a 5k run, 5k walk, and a 1 mile kids race. We ran the 5k run and our daughter ran the 1 mile kids race. The kids race is 4 laps around the school's track. It is setup so every 100 meters or so they have fun things for the kids to do, like lunges, hop like a bunny, crab walk, and a few others. The location to do the exercises were marked by volunteers dressed as super heroes and princesses. This makes it so much fun for the kids.
The 5k course is fairly challenging, with several hills. According to my Garmin there is around 315 ft of elevation gain. There was several water stops along the way, and lots of volunteers to keep you going in the right direction. After crossing the finish line there were lots of snacks and drinks. (Smiley Cookies!)
This is a great race to take the family to. Not only do they have the kids race, but after the race there are tons of activities for the kids. They open one of the gyms for games, face painting, hair and nails and other activities. This was all included with the band my daughter received for running the 1 mile kids race. This event is one we look forward to every year!
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