My son's school does a one mile run every Fall and Spring. The kids run while the parents cheer and take pictures. The kids line up in a mob at the starting point. Parker wore all yellow! I cringed a bit when he left the house in the morning, but it was easy to find him in a crowd.
They run (or walk).
He finished 65th and ran most of the way - a big improvement over last Fall's run.
Every kid that finishes get a ribbon and a popsicle.
A good time with friends.