Watching my children compete in races makes my heart swell! I truly love racing and I was so pleasantly surprised to discover that watching my kids race is as exciting (or even more exciting) than competing myself. Having healthy, active kids is a parent’s dream. I am thrilled that all three of my children have found sports that they love and excel at. Last summer I completed my first triathlons (ever!) and had the great joy of watching my son Caleb complete his first triathlon. It was such a thrill. I honestly felt like my heart was going to explode.
A couple of weeks ago, my youngest son, Elijah, completed the 5km Rankin Cancer run. I had the joy of running with him and cheering him on as he ran the entire 5 km race (with the exception of the one water station).
The exciting news is that there are incredible opportunities right here in our Niagara region, so close to home, that our kids can participate in. Check out these upcoming events:
Canada Day Splash and Dash in Port Dalhousie: Events take place at Lakeside park in Port Dalhousie, with a swim in the shallow waters along the beach and a run along the waterfront to the Pier. Start times:
9:00am for 3-5 year olds – 50m swim and 400m run.
9:30am for 6-10 year olds – 100m swim, 800m run
10:00am for 11-15 year olds – 200m swim, 2km run
For more details check out Aktiv Life.
Aktiv Swim Series for all ages: Caleb and I completed the Aktiv swim series last year and had a wonderful time doing open water races together. There are many distance to chose from: 500m, 750m, 1500m, 1.9 km, 3.8km.
Wednesday July 1 – Port Dalhousie
Saturday July 11 – Binbrook Conservation Area
Monday Aug 3 – Welland International Flatwater Course
Welland Triathlon – Give-It-A-Try – beginner triathlon for teens 14 years and older. June 13 at 10:30 am
I wish you and your family a healthy, active summer. I look forward to seeing you and yours out swimming, biking and running!