Johnson Memorial Health Services hosted a Kids Mini-Triathlon on Saturday, June 28 during Riverfest. Thirty-one kids were on hand to participate in the mini-triathlon. Registration began at 8:30 with the mini-triathlon starting at 9:00 am.
Kindergarten thru second grade had the largest group with 21 kids registered. Each participant in this category swam 50 meters (one lap in the pool); then quickly raced to their bike. The kids biked a mile path down to the football field and ran once around the track equaling .25 of a mile.
The next group, third and fourth grade began swimming immediately after the younger kids left the pool area. This group had to swim 100 meters (2 laps) and then biked 2 miles ending up at the football field and running twice around the track for .50 of a mile.
The fifth and sixth grade group had to swim 3 laps in the pool (150 meters), bike for four miles and then run a mile around the track (4 times around).
All participants received a t-shirt with 1st, 2nd & 3rd places receiving medals for both boys and girls from each category. Congratulations to the following winners: K-2nd grade boys – 1st place Sam Ashling, 2nd place Benne Payne, 3rd place Brody Bothun; K-2nd grade girls – 1st place Julia Link, 2nd place Atiana Specht, 3rd place Hayley Anderson; 3rd&4th Grade boys – 1st place Dain Polhamus, 2nd place Sawyer Ashling, 3rd place Ethan Hersom; No girls participated in this age category. 5th & 6th grade boys – 1st place Jacob Link, 2nd place Jordon Hastad, 3rd place Nikolas Dollahan; 5th & 6th grade girls – 1st place Grace Link.
Kristyn Wicht, Community Relations for JMHS said “We were so pleased with this year’s turn out. Next year we plan to hand out participation medals to everyone. A mini-triathlon is not an easy to complete and those who do should be recognized for it.”
This year all proceeds from the mini-triathlon went to Steven’s Elementary School to purchase playground equipment (i.e. balls, nets and other items). The event raised $130.00.
A special thank you to the Dawson City Pool for providing lifeguards, the City of Dawson and the City Police for helping to block off traffic, the Dawson Ambulance for being there just in case, all the volunteers from JMHS and the parents who helped make this event a success.