By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Bright and early on Saturday morning, more than a dozen kids got out of bed, laced up their shoes, and raced their way through Frick Park.READ MORE: State Police: Man Shot, Killed By Police After Stabbing Three People, Injuring Police Officer
This was part of the Great Race, which went virtual in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.READ MORE: St. Patrick's Day Parade In Pittsburgh Sees Smaller Crowd For Celebrations In September
The race also inspired a local mom to create a running club to help students that are dealing with canceled races and cross country seasons.
“It’s been a real joy, the practices have been the highlight of the week for me and the kids,” said Meredith Grelli, the organizer. “It’s a nice way to get together safely.”MORE NEWS: Male Suspect In Custody After 3 People Shot At Baby Shower At Kinloch Volunteer Fire Department
The young runners ran roughly three miles and family members came with cowbells and signs to cheer them on.