Local authorities looking for area kids…. to share in the Rockford Area Kids Triathlon

The ninth Annual Rockford Area Kids Triathlon is set to be held on Saturday July 13, 2013 at the Rockford High School. Races will start at 9:00 am and participants should arrive an hour before race time.

This is a run/bike/swim for children age 1-17 sponsored by the Rockford Police Department, Kent County Sheriff’s Department, and the Michigan State Police. The purpose of the Kids Triathlon is not only to promote physical fitness to our children, but to give them positive alternatives to drugs and alcohol through athletic competition

Every participant will receive a t-shirt, medal, and participation certificate. The top three boys and girls in each age group will receive a trophy. The cost of this race is $20.00 and all proceeds from this event will benefit the D.A.R.E. and Explorers programs. Awards will be presented at approximately 12:30 pm.

For any questions or to register for this race please contact F/Lt. Kevin Sweeney of the Michigan State Police at 517-719-1195 or by email at sweeneyk@michigan.gov.

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