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7/26 Daybreak Interview: Ride, Run, Row Triathlon

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Registration is open for the fourth annual Ride, Run, Row Triathlon Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Hobbs Ice Center, 915 Menomonie St. All proceeds benefit the Eau Claire Parks and Recreation Department's youth program scholarships.

"Parks and Recreation programs can introduce participants to a whole new world," said Phil Fieber, director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry. "Our scholarship program gives everyone the opportunity to explore those worlds, regardless of income."

The race begins at 9 a.m. with a 10-mile bike ride through the city, followed by a 3-mile run along the Chippewa River bike trail to Phoenix Park, and concluding with a 2-mile paddle (canoe or kayak) from Phoenix Park to the boat landing at Hobbs Ice Center.

Participants can enter as individuals, duos or as three-person relays. Cost is $25 a person. Participants must supply their own equipment, including a bike helmet for the bicycle portion of the race and personal floatation devices for the paddle portion. Competitors 17 or younger must be accompanied by an adult during the entirety of the race.

Last year, about 250 families benefited from the scholarship program, which provides funding for youth and families to experience the benefit of quality recreational programming throughout the year.

Triathlon entry forms are available at www.eauclairewi.gov/pr on the Recreation Leisure & Enrichment page. For more information, contact race director Julie Booth at 715-839-4771.

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