Running of the Bols – by a 9 yr old boy!

Hello!  Greetings to my beach lovin’ Friends!  Today was the first day that my shoes were off entirely – and all the sand I stepped through was warm – even the wet sand!

We got up early to beat the crowds to D River – to participate in the Lincoln City Kite Festival.  Many people were there to watch – but As Our Usual – the Petra School Boys – just had to get involved!

Today we learned about the Running of the Bols.  They strap you into a huge bol kite, and then race 50 yrds or so down the beach, competing with two other runners.  The first 50-60 to sign up get to race.  Most ran with friends, but – Not JonnyLego.  He wanted to do it by himself.

Gearing Up:


Strapped In:


People all around were taking pictures of the “crazy kid”.
Before this round only adults or adults with kids were running, and many of them got knocked down.

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Ready . . .Set . . . GO!



He ran a real close Second to two older boys.  The third team was WAY behind. 🙂 The crowds wonder changed from skeptic to excitement to see him finish so well. He said he now knows of a way to rip your ribs out of your chest. Just in case you were wondering . . of a way to that. . .  .


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