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Register Now for the 16th Annual Rodney's Great Kids Triathlon
5/15/2013
Park and Recreation is now taking registrations for the 16th annual “Rodney's Great Kids Triathlon” on Saturday May 18, 2013 at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center, 800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Competition begins at 8:30 a.m.
Last year more than 125 youngsters participated, both boys and girls. Organizer Rodney Sellars observes that, “Lots of kids can run or bike or swim well, but this event is designed so they have to do all three. It's great fun and helps foster youth fitness!

Advance registration runs through May 10 and costs $20. Later registrations cost $25, up to and including on event morning starting at 7:30 a.m. Register in person at the Aquatic Center or mail the entry form.

The triathlon is held in the Aquatic Center’s pool and on streets outside. Competition in swimming, biking, and running stretches over a course with age-appropriate distances. Separate competitions are held for boys and girls in age categories 8 and younger, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-17.

This event is named for Rodney Sellars, who has worked at the Aquatic Center as a supervisor since it first opened. Rodney began this event as a way to get kids involved in fun and healthy activity. Rodney was named Mecklenburg County Employee of the Year in 2007, in part because of the popularity of this event. Rodney has also taught thousands of youngsters to swim!




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