In the years before the pandemic, Franklin Academy students and teachers regularly raced in 5K fun runs throughout Connecticut. At last, we are running again, starting with the Harvard Pilgrim Middletown 5K run this past Sunday. Beautiful weather blessed our Franklin harriers. They ran a new course for the Hartford Marathon Foundation (the sponsoring organization), looping Wesleyan’s campus and ending at Union Green. There were first and second-place finishes and some personal best times. Our runners received awesome swag. There were race medals, long sleeve tech-shirts, donuts, Dunkin gift cards, bananas, granola, and chocolate milk. Afterward, they enjoyed Chinese take-out. All five students said they are eager to join the next race (which we hope will be the famous Blue Back Square Mitten Run in West Hartford during the Fall Intersession). Who else wants to run?