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New format this year for Go Fremont County fitness events July 26
Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports
Entries are being accepted for the the Go Fremont County Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim, set to be held July 26 in Riverton.
This is the fourth-annual Go Fremont County event and the first that is an off-shoot of the group's previous triathlon format which was affected this year because of construction on Riverview Road in Riverton.
Instead of a sprint triathlon, the event includes a 5k run or walk, a 25-mile bike ride and a 606-yard swim.
All three events will start simultaneously and participants can choose their favorite event or form a team of three to compete in all three events for best overall times. Whether participating as an individual or on a team, each participant will do just one of the three events.
The bike course will be a circular route which will have participants start from the Fremont Therapy Group parking lot across from Riverton High School, ride toward Paradise Valley Road, turn north and cycle to Burma Road and back to the start-finish line in Riverton. The swim will take place in the Riverton Aquatic Center pool at Riverton High School.
Organizers said the event is continuing a tradition of promoting an active and healthy lifestyle in Fremont County and to raise money to support two causes, The Steve James Family fund for a heart transplant and the reconstruction of the Darcie Zimmer Memorial Trail.
The event begins with race-day registration and pre-registration packet pickup at 6 a.m. in the Fremont Therapy Group parking lot in Riverton. All events start at 7 a.m.
Following the race activities, Sage West Healthcare (formerly Riverton Memorial Hospital) is hosting a brunch for participants on the grassy area between Fremont Therapy and the hospital. Awards, music and activities are planned to showcase healthy food, a variety of fitness alternatives, and healthy lifestyle choices that are available in the community.
Activities conclude with participants reconvening late afternoon for the Ride of Fame on the Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim float in the Fremont County Fair Parade, which starts at 6 p.m.
Fremont Therapy Group is partnering with Go Fremont County as primary promoters of this year's event.
Registration forms for teams and individuals are available at gofremontcounty.com.
For more information, call Deb Kaufman at 307-349-4558 or Craig Blumenshine at 307-840-9822.