Saturday my 6 year old participated in the Smile Mile at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall. First of all, this event was really organized and there was lots of things for little ones to do. They had different times for each age group/gender. My boy ran in the 6 years boy race. I had my 2 year old in a stroller for the duration of the race. I knew this would be the only way to see my boy run and make sure my youngest stayed with me and was safe. Now my boy has run a mile before but not in a marathon setting so it was a mixed bag how he would do. The first runner crossed the finish line at 8 minutes and they had trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Every child got a medal for participating which I think is one of the main appeals for my boy. There was a corner with the finish line straight on after that. So I desperately watched the corner for my boy. I was really worried if he would give up or make it to the end. At 13 minutes there was my boy coming around the corner I was so proud of him. He was smiling and waving and of course I was yelling like a crazy person. It was a little confusing at the finish line claiming your child but overall it went well. Another marathon down on to the next. I think I might have a runner for life.