Run Row Ride Triathlon supports area kids

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)- It’s a triathlon with a twist as competitors ran, paddled and cycled across Carson Park to help kids stay active in the community.

Around 45 people took part in the 8th Annual Run Row Ride. It's a triathlon-like race, which includes a 10-mile bike ride, a 3-mile run, and a 2-mile kayak journey on Half Moon Lake.

Eau Claire Parks and Recreation Supervisor Julie Booth says the event raises money for Eau Claire youth, so they can participate in activities around town.

“We will raise close to $1,500 for youth which will give probably a couple hundred children chances to have swimming lessons; they can play hockey, they can do arts and crafts lessons throughout the whole year,” she said.

Last year, the parks and rec department was able to help 250 families through its scholarship fund.

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