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Parkview sponsors United Way mini-triathlon

Posted: Friday, August 10, 2012

The United Way of Huntington County will hold its 5th annual mini-triathlon on Saturday, September 22. The LIVE UNITED 2012 Team Mini-Triathlon is sponsored by Parkview Huntington Hospital and events will begin on the hospital’s campus at 2001 Stults Road. Sign-in starts at 5:30 p.m. with opening ceremonies beginning at 6 p.m.

The mini-triathlon consists of three-member teams participating in a bike, run, and swim event, with one member from each team completing one of the three events. This year’s bike course is 17.4 miles, the run is 3.1 miles (5K), and the swim is 600 yards (12 laps). The biking and running events will begin and conclude at Parkview Huntington Hospital, and the swim will take place at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, located adjacent to the hospital. Awards will be presented to members of the top three teams. This will be the second year that the YMCA also will be the site of a Zumbathon and a Walkathon held during the mini-triathlon; those two events begin at 6:15 p.m. Zumba® is Latin-inspired dance-fitness program taught by certified instructors.

Check-in for all events will be in the registration tent on the hospital’s grounds. Refreshments will be served, and added to this year’s event is a live band. Eben Triur, a local folk trio from Huntington, will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Parkview Huntington Hospital’s campus. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Registration is required to participate in any of the events. Registration forms are available at www.unitedwayhuntingtoncounty.org or on the United Way of Huntington County Facebook page. The registration fees are: $75 per mini-triathlon team if paid by September 7, or $100 after September 7; $10 per person by September 7 or $15 after September 7 for the walkathon; and $15 per person by September 7 or $20 after September 7 for the Zumbathon. Just one registration form per team is required to participate in the mini-triathlon. Those who register for any of the events prior to September 7 will receive a t-shirt.

Completed registration forms and fees, payable to United Way, should be mailed to LIVE UNITED Triathlon, 356 W. Park Drive, P.O. Box 347, Huntington, IN 46750. For additional information, call the United Way of Huntington County at (260) 356-6160.

The United Way of Huntington County supports many non-profit agencies serving the citizens of Huntington County. The mini-triathlon and accompanying events are part of the organization’s efforts to raise funds and promote health and wellness.