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Run, ride, swim Saturday at Go Fremont County's fourth annual competition
Jul 24, 2014 - From staff reports
The Go Fremont County Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim takes place this Saturday, July 26, in Riverton and signups will be accepted on Saturday morning.
Three separate events will start simultaneously. Participants may choose their favorite event or form a team of three to compete in all three events for best overall times.
Instead of a sprint triathlon, the individual events this include a 5k run or walk, a 25-mile bike ride, and a 606-yard swim. Whether participating as an individual or on a team, each participant will do just one of the three events.
Event organizers are planning many post-race activities, including a breakfast provided by SageWest Health Care for participants, fitness and health demonstrations, and lots of music in an atmosphere geared for the entire family.
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. This year, Fremont Therapy group is a primary sponsor with Go Fremont County.
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.
Participants will be reconvening in the 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.
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.