A fund raiser at the school each year is a Jog-A-Fun. This is where the kids get pledges for the laps they do.
With younger ones ......including Ella, we had to do a lot of motivating. We heard a lot of I'm tired(whine, whine).....or I'm thirsty(whine, whine).....or when can we play(desperate voice)?
Laney age group was better. She was fine as long as she had her friends to talk to and her shades.
Griffin was more serious than the other ages. He ran several. I think his motivation was the music on his ipod and the fact that he is doing a triathlon in a few weeks.
A day out of the classroom equals fun for all!