One of the most beloved traditions of beach week is running the races. Everyday at low tide, Pop Pop puts on his referee shirt and grabs his stopwatch and clipboard. All of the kids run time trials and are paired up for the relays. They are all very motivated because everyone who runs gets candy at the end! Here is Emily giving it her best.
You can see the kids lined up for the relay. The little ones always start it off with the big competitive guys paired up to finish. Now the races aren't exactly fair... there is always a lot of cheating and shenanigans. Someone always takes a head start before their teammate crosses the line and we all yell "Cheater!!!" as loud as we can. And sometimes the last pair of relay racers will so something silly like run backwards or carry their little cousins piggyback style and everyone loves that. So winners are very difficult to determine but everyone has fun and that is what it is all about!