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Tiny Tri to be held on Olympic Day

Submitted by Park City Recreation,

The spirit of the Olympic Movement continues in town as Park City Recreation hosts its third annual Tiny Triathlon in celebration of Olympic Day.

The annual event takes place on Saturday, June 13, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Park City Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center (PC MARC). The event is a great way for kids to get some triathlon experience on a smaller scale, or prepare for the upcoming season. Kids ages 7 to 16 will bike, run and swim in Park Meadows, starting and ending at the PC MARC. Event organizers are pleased to include an appearance by Olympic athlete Jillian Vogtli. Vogtli is a two-time Olympic mogul skier, and she will give a short talk about perseverance for event participants.

For more details and to register, visit http://www.parkcityrecreation.org or call 435-615-5400.

"We are excited to take part in Olympic Day and inspire kids in the Park City community," said Karen Yocum. "Park City Recreation is proud to support the Olympic Movement and encourage children to lead healthy, active lives."

The Tiny Tri activity is one of more than 700 events taking place nationwide between June 13 and 30. The events, designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, feature athlete appearances, family-friendly activities and interactive learning experiences.

Around the world, more than 160 countries take part in the annual celebration. Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. In the U.S., Olympic Day events range from small gatherings to large, city-wide events.

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For more information about the Tiny Tri, please contact Karen Yocum at Karen@parkcity.org or 435-615-5413.