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As part of our Community Service Bell Real Estate supports the local WHY NOT TRI YOUTH TRIATHLON EVENT for kids 6-17 years of age to help promote healthy lifestyles in out youth. Nationally over 30% of our youth are currently overweight and many of them are already suffering from Type 2 diabetes.
This year's event will provide competition for kids ages 6-17 years. Any child under 6 would need approval from Jeff West (Event Director) at Multisport Advantage (251 W 7th in Eugene) 541-844-1332 or email themultisportadvantage@gmail.
This event was first held in 2011 May 29th at Amazon Park in South Eugene. Over 100 kids have taken part at both the 2011 and 2012 events. This event was founded by Dave McJunkin in 2011 to encourage kids to become more active and also to support bike safety in Lane County.
Dave and wife, Mary Joy, lived in The Netherlands (Zutphin) for 2 months in the summer of 2010 and were amazed at the number of kids bicycling to school everyday. “Everyone bikes there”, he said. All three fun activities (swim, bike, run) are aerobic and if started young can become enjoyable lifetime activities.
Currently this activity of Triathlon is the fastest growing sport in the world. It became an Olympic Event in 2000 at the games in Sydney, Australia.
We will need volunteers for this years event (July 14th, Sunday morning at Amazon Park)!