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Eau Claire residents run, row and ride for a good cause

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On Saturday, people were getting active in Eau Claire. Families and friends came out for the 8th annual Run Row Ride fundraiser.

The beginner triathlon started in Carson Park with a three mile run to Half Moon Beach. From there participants rowed, or paddled, for three miles along the Chippewa River. Finally, they finished with a six mile bike ride through Eau Claire back to Carson park.

The race offered the option to compete as an individual or to have a teammate. The Eau Claire Parks Recreation and Forestry office started the event as a way to raise money for youth recreation scholarships.

“Anything that we can help kids get involved, because recreation is so important, play is so important for a child's life, " Julie Booth race director told News 18.

Organizers said they hoped to raise between $1,000 to $1,500 Saturday, and that events like these insure that children of all socioeconomic levels are able to to stay active.

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