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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Aquathon and Kid’Athlon events offer swim/run races

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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board hosts two swim/run races this summer: one for all ages and one for kids only.

The Aquathon Series features weekly kids’ and adults’ swim-run races every week in July for ages 5 years through adult. This great family-friendly event includes a 150-meter swim and a one-mile run. Participants earn points each week, based on age group placement.

The Aquathon series runs Thursdays, July 6 and 13 at Doling Family Center, 301 E. Talmage St., and Tuesdays, July 18 and 25 at Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont Ave. Races are at 7 p.m., check-in is 6-6:45 p.m. Bring your swimsuits and running shoes. Non-swimmers must provide their own US Coast Guard-approved life jackets.

Registration is $10 per person, per week, or $35 for all four weeks. On-site registration is available 6-6:45 p.m. Registration for two or more events includes a t-shirt. For more information, call Doling Family Center at 417-837-5900 or visit ParkBoard.org

The 14th Annual Kid’Athlon is a triathlon for kids ages 5 to 12, with age-appropriate swimming, biking and running events held Saturday, Aug. 5, 8 a.m. (6:30-7:30 check-in) at Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont Ave.

The events include a 50-yard swim, .5 to 1-mile run and a .5 to 1-mile bike ride, depending upon the age group. Bikes and helmets are required for the race, and non-swimmers must provide their own US Coast Guard-approved life jackets.

Pre-registration is required for the Kid’Athlon. No race day registrations are accepted. Early registration, now through Friday, July 21, is $25 per child, $15 per additional child from the same household. Late registration is July 22-Aug. 3, at $35 per child, $25 per additional child from the same household. Participants receive a t-shirt and medal.

Mandatory Kid’athlon packet pickup is Friday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Dan Kinney Family Center, 2701 S. Blackman Road.

Register for Kid-Athlon at Chesterfield Family Center, Dan Kinney Family Center or Doling Family Center, or ParkBoard.org.  For more information, call 417-891-1500.

For media inquiries only, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2943 (desk) or 417-224-5510 (mobile) or email Jenny Edwards

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