High Country Kids Triathlon and Rock Roll & Stroll Fun Run/5k

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High Country Kids’  Triathalon

The 3rd annual High Country Kids Triathlon will be held at Watauga County Parks and Recreation Department May 23. The swim is in the pool; bike and run on the Greenway Trail. There are 3 age groups and distances:

  • 8&under: swim 100m, bike 1 mile, run 0.5miles;
  • 9-12: swim 200m, bike 3 miles, run 1 mile; and
  • 13-18: swim 300m, bike 4 miles, run 1.5 miles.

Prizes and refreshments follow the race. All proceeds from the race will benefit Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Entry forms are available at the pool or Parks and Rec Dept. Or register online at www.active.com Call Paula Domermuth 828-262-3788 for more info or to volunteer. Early bird registration of $20 by May 9th. Then the price goes up $5.

If your child need some extra help for the swim portion of this year’s triathlon, we have set up 4 practice times before the race at the Parks and Rec pool. There will be swim teachers there to help out. You will need to pay the $3.50 fee for your child to swim. Adults are $4. The lessons are donated, so no charge for them. What a deal! The practices will be on Wednesdays starting April 29th from 4-5pm. The other practices will be May 6, 13, and 20th at the same time.

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Rock Roll & Stroll Fun Run and 5K

Hardin Park Elementary has received a grant for the NC Department of Education’s fund for the prevention of childhood obesity. They are using the grant money to host this event, hoping to raise more than the the initial $1000.00 grant while fulfilling the mission of ‘getting kids up and moving”.   All funds we raise at the event will go back to Hardin Park to fund fitness programs. The organizers hope this event will grow and that in the future the county schools will challenge one another to participate.

Here is the information:

Rock, Roll & Stroll is Saturday May 16th at the Greenway Trail, behind the swim complex.The  Kids’ 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 9 am, the 5K begins after the fun run is over. Entry Fee: $10 for 5K and $5 for the Kids’ Fun Run All preregistered participants will receive a T-shirt Kids’ Fun Run participants will receive a T-shirt and a goody bag filled with items from “Be Fit- Applachian.”  There is a cash award for overall M/F finishers, prizes, live music, post-race refreshments, and lots of fun!!!! All money raised will be used to fund fitness programs at Hardin Park School.

Register online: www.leaguelineup.com/hardinpark Or contact Jim Godwin at Hardin Park School for more info..