Passing the Flame

On Saturday of this past weekend, my son, Shael, and I ran a 5k. The race was a fundraiser for Grassroots Giving, a not-for-profit with the mission of “Enhancing the lives of our local children by funding an array of extra-curricular activities and items. These experiences and opportunities provide personal growth that children may not have otherwise.”

Sprint to the finish. Shael - off the ground and running. Photo: Tim Biggs

Sprint to the finish. Shael – off the ground and running. Photo: Tim Biggs

Finish line artsy shot. Photo: Tim Biggs

Finish line artsy shot. Photo: Tim Biggs

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The course was on and off road, in and around Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach, FL. The route went through parking lots, on roads and sidewalks, through the woods and around a few retention ponds. The whole event was well done and super fun.

And the results are in:

Male 10 & Under:
1 Shael Newell (6) New Smyrna, FL 36:45
2 Troy Kiel (7) Ormond Beach, FL 37:33
3 Ronan Runyan (6) Ormond Beach, FL 37:41

The 10 and under podium. Photo: Brandon Runyun

The 10 and under podium.
Photo: Brandon Runyan

Not too bad for a six-year old’s first ever foot race. Congrats Shael! I now have a new favorite memory.

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About Oddwell / Jim Newell

Associate Professor of English, Daytona State College / Thinker / Ponce Inlet Surfer / Improviser / Dad /
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