A Bird Race

I have a very special friend, with an extremely creative imagination. Why she didn't go into advertising as a career, I have no idea :) . The other day we were all having a few drinks and were talking about the most random things... someone started talking about these pigeon/dove/bird races. My dear little friend told us that when she first found out about these type of races she thought they went down like this:

In her head, the birds never flew. They ran. Why did they run? They went after a worm tied on a band at a high speed.
Thank you friend for making us laugh! :D