Kids show great effort at triathlon

Kids Tri GREAT EFFORT

Photo by Adam Lapierre.
Kids Tri GREAT EFFORT

Almost 300 kids from around the northwest stormed the Hood River Waterfront Park last Sunday for the annual Gorge Kids Triathlon. Although not a timed competition, kids grades kindergarten through fifth grade put in a great effort in all three events. Kids started with a swim (or wade) through the Columbia River at the park’s swim beach, then ran to a transition area where they put on their shoes and jumped on their bikes for a ride around the Port of Hood River, then dumped their bikes and ran around another course to the finish line. The event raised about $10,000, which will be divided evenly among Parkdale, Mid Valley, May Street and Westside elementary schools to be used for health or fitness programs or projects of their choosing.

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