Summer triathlon training for kids

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Parents, are you looking for a fun way to help your kids be active this summer? Check out i Tri, Oregon State University Extension Lake County’s summer triathlon training program.

Youths ages 7 to 12 are invited to take part in the program, which will train kids for Lake Health District Home Health and Hospice’s annual It’s About How You Live Triathlon. Kids will increase their physical activity over the course of the summer while being exposed to new fitness opportunities.

The program will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays from June 26 through August 7. Each week, participants will meet in a different Lakeview-area location that matches the activity for the week. Locations will be emailed to registered participants and posted on the i Tri Facebook page. Every week will highlight instructors from a local group, club, business, or agency to teach a new skill for the triathlon or discuss a local recreational opportunity. Instructors Lake Health District, FoodCorps, Tall Town Bike & Camp, Lakeview Swim Team, Mile High Striders, Level 48 (Disc Golf Club), Lakeview High School track and field, and the U.S. Forest Service are on board to assist with this training series.

A multiagency committee is planning OSU Extension's i Tri program. ( Photo courtesy of OSU Extension )

A multiagency committee is planning OSU Extension's i Tri program. (Photo courtesy of OSU Extension)

The program is made possible through a grant from Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization.

Youths must wear closed-toe shoes during ALL i Tri activities. If kids do not have closed-toe shoes, they will not be allowed to participate in activities.

While the program is limited to youths through age 12, those 13 and older may participate in the series as Teen Staff. staff will be trained to help with facilitation during the weekly activities.

Register for the program at the OSU Extension Office or on its website. The preferred registration deadline is June 11 (to guarantee a T-shirt). Teen staff applications are due June 11.

If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for on the website or Facebook page, call the OSU Extension Office at (541) 947-6054.