OKLAHOMA CITY – June 6, 2011 The 2011 OKC RIVERSPORT Challenge multi-sport race will take place Saturday, July 30 with age-bracketed adult racing beginning at 7 a.m. and racing for youth ages 8-12 beginning at 9 a.m. Adults will sprint 500 meters in a kayak and run a 5k while youth will sprint 200m in a kayak, bike a half-mile course and run a quarter mile distance. Both the adult and youth race will be held at the Devon Boathouse, 616 S.E. 6th street.

           “This event gives runners a great opportunity to test their fitness and pick up a great cross-training sport,” said Tracy Woodie, marathoner, fitness teacher, and one of the event organizers. “Kayaking works the whole body but focuses on the core, back, and upper body, making it a great complement to running, which really works the legs.”

           Race registration includes a free kayak rental and participants can rent kayaks by the hour or purchase a monthly kayak pass to get even more time on the water. Awards for the adult race will be given to the Overall Male and Female, as well as the top three finishers in each five-year age group. Awards for the youth race will be given to each participant to celebrate their victories in learning new sports and training to race. For more information or to register for the RIVERSPORT Challenge Multi-Sport Race visit oklahomariverevents.org.

           The OKC Boathouse Foundation promotes the use and development of the Oklahoma River as a world-class urban aquatic venue and provides access to rowing, kayaking and fitness programs for people of all ages and abilities. OKCBF programs pursue the highest goals of sports and embrace the principles of the Olympic spirit which inspire athletes to work toward personal excellence, embrace the power of teamwork, and practice respect for all people and the environment. To learn more or get involved, call (405) 552-4040 or visit okcbf.org.

A project of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation

Sherry Andrusiak
Public Relations Specialist
Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation
Office: 405-552-4040
Mobile: 405-314-0716

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