Saturday, June 12th NorthPointe Hosts Two Events Triathlon and Summer Kids Fair

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Saturday, June 12th will be a busy day at NorthPointe Health and Wellness for people of all ages. It will be the site for both the third annual Kids Summer Safety Fair and the Prairie Triathlon, focusing on adults. "Last year, we decided to host these events at the same time and make an entire day of activity," explains Gus Larson, NorthPointe Campus Director.

The Kids Summer Safety Fair will be from 8 a.m.- 12 noon and will have fun for the whole family on the grounds of NorthPointe. Activities, games, snacks and prizes all related to outdoor fun and child safety will be the focus. The Immediate Care Center reminds kids to reduce the number of serious outdoor injuries by thinking about fun in a safe way.

The Prairie Triathlon kicks off at 8 a.m. with a 350-yard swim, a 17-mile bike race and finishing with a 3-mile run. "The event coincides with our mission to promote good health in the community," adds Larson. "Plus, we have a 7-lane pool, as well as 122 acres of natural prairie grounds for the outdoor parts of the event."

Individuals can enter for $40 prior to June 7th or $50 after that date or on race day. A team can enter for $80 before June 7th or $100 after that day or on race day. Online registration is available at and closes on June 7th. The first swimmer starts at 8:00 a.m. with 20-second intervals per swimmer afterwards.

For more information, please call 815-525-4040. The field is limited for the Prairie Triathlon to the first 200 entrants. NorthPointe is located near the southwest corner of Rockton and Willowbrook Roads in Roscoe.

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