On Sunday, March 21st, young people ages 5 to 14, will spend the afternoon at the Manchester Athletic Club Tri Sports Challenge. The Challenge will run from 1pm to 4pm and will be conducted totally indoors. The course includes a swim, challenging and fun obstacle course and running track. Participation requires advanced registration by March 12, 2010.
This event is the second youth sports event held at the Athletic Club. In October 2009, a Youth Triathlon attracted over 130 Cape Ann children who competed in a Swim, Bike and Run triathlon. The event was an overwhelming success where all children completed the course. Manchester Athletic Club has a passionate commitment to promote health and fitness to all ages in the local communities of Cape Ann. . The Athletic Club has already begun the fight against childhood obesity through free enrichment programs provided to local elementary schools, numerous community events, and cooperation with local medical providers. This event is the secondtsecond in a series of multi-sport events that will be held at the Club.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, positive experiences with physical activity at a young age helps lay the basis for being regularly active throughout life and young people age 6 to 17 should participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily.
Enrollments are limited to 125 children and enrollment is open through Friday, March 12, 2010. Membership is not required and this unique and fun event is open to the community. Visit www.manchesterathleticclub.com or call (978) 526-8900.