Twenty-seven kids competed in the final event.
The Flagler Sheriff's PAL held its final race for the one mile youth running series on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the track at Flagler Palm Coast High School. Twenty-seven kids — boys and girls from fourth grade to fifth grade — competed in the event.
This is the first year the run was held. Run Flagler Series Director Bob Hamlin said the event was started to help prepare kids to run in high school. In addition, boys and girls running clubs were also started in Flagler County's elementary schools.
The races began in November in order to bridge the gap between the cross country and track seasons.
"These kids really love it," Hamlin said. "They look forward to it. It's really amazing the enthusiasm they have."