Saturday, June 02, 2007

Way to AWESOME!!!

New Fitness Event for Participants with Special Needs

A NEW event is coming to Northeastern Wisconsinthis summer and for the first time people with special needs will have the opportunity to participate in a triathlon. The "Physically Challenged" High Cliff Triathlon will live up to the motto of "Events for all abilities, all ages and all fun." Distances will be based on each athlete's individual ability and the cost to race is FREE!

The event will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23rd at High Cliff State Park in Sherwood and will kick off the 4th Annual High Cliff Half Ironman and Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, June 24th.

All athletes participating in the special triathlon will get all of the perks! T-Shirt, goodie bag, medal, food and fun after the event.

Also featured on June 23rd will be a presentation by guest speaker Dick Hoyt at Kaukauna High School at 5 p.m. Hoyt, along with his son Rick, have competed in many triathlons and make up this father and son duo, Team Hoyt. What makes their team so motivational is that they participate together while Dick pulls, bikes and pushes his son Rick from the start to finish. Rick was born with cerebral palsy and together with his father they have crossed hundreds of finish lines. His inspirational talk on incorporating people who are physically challenged into every day life is free and open to the public.

Organizers are asking anyone wishing to participate to first contact our office at 800-429-8044 or 920-338-8741 to assist in registration as well as developing the individual distances for each athlete.

For more information visit, call 800-429-8044 or email