July 21, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

7th Annual Kid'athlon August 7

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will host the 7th Annual Kid’athlon at Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont, starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, August 7. Registration continues through Friday, July 30 for the event.

This year’s Kid’athlon, which is a triathlon for youth 5—14 years of age, will have the standard swimming, running and biking portions of a regular triathlon. The events in the race will be a 50—100-yard swim, 0.5—1.5-mile run and a 0.5—2.2-mile bike ride, depending upon the age group.

The first heat of the Kid’athlon will begin at 8 a.m., with check-in between 6:30-7:30 a.m. The cost of the race is $20 per child ($15 for the second child from the same household). Mandatory packet pickup is from Noon – 6 p.m., Thursday, August 5, at Doling Family Center, 301 E. Talmage St.

A free triathlon race clinic will be provided from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22, at Meador Park, for those planning to participate in the event. RSVP required by calling 417-837-5900 or email cthaller@springfieldmo.gov.

For more information, call the Doling Family Center at 417-837-5900 or visit http://bit.ly/Kidathlon for a registration form.

For more information, media contact: Chris Thaller, Park Board Event Organizer, 417-837-5900.