July 16, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Early registration ends Friday for Kid'athlon

Early registration closes Friday, July 19, for the 10th Annual Kid'athlon, held Saturday, Aug. 3, 8 a.m. at Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont.

The Kid'Athlon is a triathlon for kids ages 5 to 12, with age-appropriate swimming, biking and running events The events include a 50-meter swim, .5 to 1.1-mile run and a .5 to 1-mile bike ride, depending upon the age group. Bikes and helmets are required for the race.

Early registration, now through Friday, July 19, is $25 per child, $15 per additional child from the same household. Late registration is July 20 through Aug. 1, at $35 per child, $25 per additional child from the same household. Register at Chesterfield Family Center, Dan Kinney Family Center or Doling Family Center.

Mandatory Kid'athlon packet pickup is Friday, Aug. 2 at Chesterfield Family Center, 2511 W Republic Road, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Kid'athlon check-in is 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.

For more information, call 417-837-5900 or visit www.parkboard.org/special_events/docs/kidathlon13.pdf

For media inquiries, call Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2176 or 417-224-5510.