There is a Joggin’ for FROGMEN 5K coming up in July 25th that I was thinking about joining, all proceeds benefit The 31Heroes Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, and Travis Manion Foundation. I noticed that the kids run, which is important to me because of my son’s interest in running now, is only for 6 and below.
I wrote an email and asked if there will be a kids run for kids 7 and up; and if no would I be able to carry my 8 year old on my back for parts of the 5K. I asked because I’m thinking that 5K is a little soon for my 8 year old since this would only be his second race. When they responded I was told that kids age 7 and up will have to run in the 5k and If he’s being chip timed, they ask that he run/walk the entire race himself. I was actually surprised by the response because they are asking the people running to run in boots, military style boots.
I guess I can understand that they wouldn’t want him to be chipped timed because he run time would not really be accurate but if he’s on my back I don’t think we would be placing times that would threaten anyone’s PR. This would be the 2nd’ run he’s ever been in and didn’t want it to be so hard for him that he loses interest in running. Waiting to see if he would still get a finishers medal if he wasn’t chip timed. I really want to support this run even though I would not be running for time since I would be pacing my 8 year old so maybe I’ll just enter both of us an untimed entries. I don’t think there is a difference in price between times and untimed but it doesn’t matter it’s for a great cause.