One of the things that we hear all the time is that we need to get the kids off their phones and have them run and play outside. Here's an event that will get them (and you) some fresh air and help our area at the same time.

It's the 2019 Broome County Parks Triathlon taking place this Saturday, June 29th at Dorchester Park in Whitney Point. The event has three different race distances as well as two kids races. The Triathlon starts at 9 a.m. with the kids races beginning at noon.

All participants must be members of the USA Triathlon and you can sign up for a one day membership here. A portion of the proceeds go towards the Broome County Parks Handicap Children's Playground Fund, that will help to build accessible playgrounds in the parks.

Distances:
Triathlon: 1/2 mile swim, 12 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
Aqua Bike: 1/2 mile swim, 12 mile bike
Duathlon: 1.5 mile run, 12 mile bike, 3.1 mile run

Kids Races:
Short Course: 100 yard swim, 1.5 mile bike, 1/4 mile run
Long Course: 100 yard swim, 3 mile bike, 1/2 mile run

If you can't make it to the event but would like to donate to the BC Parks Handicap Children's Playground Fund, go here.

Go here to register and find out more about this event.

[via Run Sign Up/Broome County Parks Triathlon]