Pedal and Dash Triathlon annouces route lengths
The First Annual Camas Prairie Splash, Pedal, Dash Triathlon sponsored by Grangeville Physical Therapy and Groaners Fitness is circulating route maps for the August 12 event. Each of the three legs will be held within Grangeville or its immediate environs. The swimming, biking and running/walking competition is designed for both adults and youngsters. The prerace meeting will begin at 7:00 a.m. at the Grangeville City Pool in Pioneer Park with adult swimmers beginning their 250 yard swim at 7:30 a.m. Youth competitors will begin their laps after the adults have concluded their swim.
The registration fee is $12 for youth, $20 for adults and $50 for teams. The fee includes a T-shirt and other promotional items. Advance registration is requested. Those registered before July 31 will receive a T-shirt. For more information please call Grangeville Physical Therapy, 983-2241 or Gary/Lisa McEwen at home 983-1399. Volunteers will be greatly appreciated, especially to help with the youth divisions. Registration forms and route maps are also available at Grangeville Physical Therapy, Groaners Fitness or by email request at playballGLQ@msn.com.
Proceeds from the entry fee will benefit the newly formed Grangeville Youth Football League for fifth and sixth grade students.
Participants in the adult division will swim 250 yards, bike 8 miles and run 2 miles. The 6 to 8 year olds will swim 50 yards, bike.8 mile, run .4 mile. The 9-11 age group will swim 75 yards, bike 1.2 miles and run .6 mile and the 12-14 year olds will swim 100 yards, bike 1.4 miles and run .7 mile.
“We’re focusing on both children and adults in this race,” said Gary McEwen, PT, Race Coordinator. “The event provides adults an opportunity to focus their physical fitness activities on a goal and act as role models for other adults and children. We’re emphasizing youth participation because it’s an opportunity to get kids involved in healthy physical activity at an early age. We’re reading more and more about childhood obesity. This is one way to combat that growing health concern.”
Two to three person teams, as well as individuals, are welcome, according to McEwen.