The Kids Triathlon featured a bounty of excitement and fun. Twenty-four of Clark Lake’s finest young athletes competed. As the name Triathlon suggests, it consisted of three events—swim, bike, and run. More specifically, the swim was 200 feet between two Yacht Club docks. The bike ride, 3/4 mile; and the run, 1/4 mile, took place on the grounds and nearby Spirit Trail. Competitors were separated by age—9 and under, and 10-13.
This video is intended for anyone who would like to see what happened at the event, and especially for parents or grandparents who think they have future competitors among them. This is a true Clark Lake event, and nowhere is there more Clark Lake Spirit than you will see in this video. Be sure to hear what Terry Scott has to say near the end.
At the conclusion of the games, the competitors lined up and received their rewards. Then it was hands in the air as the Class of 2021 celebrated.
The adults took part in the celebration, saluting the Class of 2021, also with hands in the air.
For the permanent Clark Lake record book, here are the participants in alphabetical order: Alexis Alkidas, Ashley Alkidas, Della Alkidas, Matthew Alkidas, Wyatt Broughton, Beatley Collins, Bentley Collins, Brenden Collins, Gabe Cooper, Jage Fish, Laylah Kimble, Lilly Kimble, Charlotte Lorden, Cooper Lorden, Cade Munro, David Munro, Foster Munro, Connor Ricker, Callie Schliever, Karen Snider, Nolan Snider, Benjamin Zielke, Jackson Zielke, Allie Zuzelski, and Luke Zuzelski.
Interested in seeing some stop-action of the competition? Here goes.
Kids played on the water slide after the official events concluded. Below are photos of family and friends who were there to enjoy the day.
Events like these do not happen on their own. The Kids Triathlon is the result of the joint effort of Raft-O-Rama and Clark Lake Yacht Club. Dan Omo and the Raft-O-Rama team conducted the games. The Yacht Club provided the hot dogs, refreshments, the waterslide, and of course, the venue.
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