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Entries still being accepted for keiki triathlon (Oct. 20)

MEDIA RELEASE

Children ages 7 to 14 years old are invited to enter the Keiki Triathlon to be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Kona Community Aquatic Center and Makaeo Park in Kailua-Kona.

Entry forms will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 12.

The triathlon will start at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 20.

A link to the entry form is available at www.hawaiicounty.gov under the Department of Parks and Recreation’s October events.

Forms also may be obtained island-wide at the department’s Recreation Division facilities, swimming pools and many gymnasiums.

There is a $5 per-child entry fee to participate in the Keiki Triathlon.

To ensure the athletes’ safety, enrollment will be limited to the first 30 children who sign up in each of the four age-group categories or a maximum 120 total racers.

All participants must supply their own bicycle, helmet, swim goggles and other equipment.

Completed entry forms and payment should be mailed to the Recreation Division, 799 Piilani Street, Hilo, HI 96720.

Sponsored by the County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation and the Hawaii Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL), the inaugural Keiki Triathlon will consist of a 100-yard swim, 3.2-mile bicycle course and a 1.0 mile run; children in the 7-8 age-group category will race half those distances.

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers, both boys and girls, in each age category, while all keiki who complete the course will receive commemorative certificates.

For further information, contact Jason Armstrong, Public Information Officer, at 345-9105 or jarmstrong@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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