July 25, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Registration Closes Friday for Kid'athlon

Area kids have until Friday, July 27, to register for the 9th Annual Kid'athlon, held Saturday, Aug. 4, 8 a.m., at Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield.

The Kid'athlon is a triathlon for kids aged 5 to 14. Races include a 50- to 100-meter swim, a.5 to 1.1-mile run and a .5 to 2-mile bike ride, depending upon the age group. Bikes and helmets are required for the race.

Registration is required. Fees are $35 per child; $25 per additional child from the same household.

A run-through of the course is available 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 30, at Meador Park, for those planning to participate. RSVP at 417-837-5900.

Mandatory Kid'athlon packet pickup is Friday, Aug. 3 at Chesterfield Family Center from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Race day check-in is 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, at Meador Park.

For more information, contact: Julie Schnurbusch, Springfield-Greene County Park Board Event Organizer, 417-837-5900.

For media inquiries, contact: Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator, Springfield-Greene County Park Board, 417-874-2176 or 417-224-5510.