We had something else very cool happening on the other side of the field.
They had a kids FUN RUN. For every lap you ran, you received a black straw. When you received ten black straws, you exchanged it for a white one. Then you could get a prize from the prize table.
The laps were around a tennis court – and this went on for about four hours during all the adult races. The people in charge encouraged the kids to do 40 laps.
However, if you did 100 laps – you received a medal – actually a super cool medal that says Journeys Marathon Fun Run – 100 laps.
The three girls decided to go for it. (We think the distance was between three and four miles.)