A kid’s point of view: The Bear Crawl

By Colleen, age 10

Last Friday was the Ossian Elementary Bear Crawl. That is an event where we walk laps on the track behind the school. Our school mascot is a Bear, so that’s how they came up with the name. Each lap is 1.25 miles. Fifth grade does two laps, while other grades stick to one.

colleenHere’s the awesome thing about it: On the second lap I finished 9th out of the hundred kids in my grade! (Technically I finished 11th , but the two kids in front of me cheated by cutting across the grass, so I’d say I came in ninth.)

It was a fundraiser, not a race, but I still wanted to get some good exercise so I mixed jogging and walking. A lot of kids my age don’t know how to run, if you know what I mean. Some kids just sprint, then they can’t run anymore. Only a handful know how to pace themselves. (Having mom there helped, too!)

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1 Response to A kid’s point of view: The Bear Crawl

  1. bgddyjim says:

    You finished 9th because cheaters are losers. Also, it’s NEVER “just a fundraiser”. 9th out of 100 is 9th out of 100! I finished 2nd out of several hundred on a century ride and you can bet that it counts (of course my placing was due to a weak field but that’s beside the point). Great job!

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