Now Registering for the 21st Annual TriKC Junior Triathlon at Longview
The 20th Annual Longview Junior Triathlon will take place on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 7:30am. TRiKC’s Longview Jr. Triathlon provides a fun and healthy opportunity to help children stay active this summer. By combining swimming, biking and running in one sport, participants benefit from a well-rounded fitness activity while enhancing their endurance and strength, all while having fun. USA Triathlon previously designated the Longview Jr. Triathlon as part of its Grand Prix Youth Series and has recognized this triathlon as one of the best USAT sanctioned events. The TRiKC Longview Jr. Triathlon was selected to be in the Series based on strict criteria that included sanctioning compliance, safety, quality and athlete support.
Distances of the Triathlon very based on ages. Ages 6-10: 100 yard pool swim, 3 mile bike, and 1 mile run. Ages 11-14: 200 yard pool swim, 6 mile bike, and 2 mile run. Teen Elite, Ages 15-17: 300 yard swim, 9 mile bike, 3 mile run.
We also welcome 6 and under to our Tri for Tots™ Triathlon Division. Now everyone can get into the action with a 25 yard kiddie pool swim, a .5 mile bike, and .25 run. This will be a non-competitive event with relaxed rules. Floats, water wings, tricycles, training wheels, and parents on the course for this portion of the event are legal!
There is also a Team Competition open to teams which can be all boys, all girls, or coed. The team must consist of two or three athletes. To determine your division add the age of all three team members (two member teams will count the age of the oldest team member twice). Teams which consist of youth who ages that add up to 24 - 34 or less will compete in the short course. Teams which consist of youth who ages add up to 35+ or more will compete in the long course.
The event will start and finish at Longview Recreation Center, 3801 SW Longview Road in Lee’s Summit. Registration fees if done before July 11 are $39 individuals/$60 teams; $45 individuals/$70 teams after July 11. Family and TRiKC discounts available. All participants are required to have an annual USAT Triathlon Youth Membership, to get signed up go to www.usatriathlon.org. The fee is $5. All finishers will receive a medal plus pizza, treats and prizes after the race.
To get registered call LS Parks and Recreation at 816.969.1500 or go online at lsparks.net.
LSPR and ReDiscover Host a New Event
Do you have what it takes to Swim in Legacy Lake and then run through Legacy Park? Now is your chance to find out. Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation along with ReDiscover are hosting an Aquathlon on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 7:30am. The 750 meter swim on the lake and the 5K run on a closed route throughout the Park with the start and finish at Legacy Park Community located at 901 NE Bluestem Drive in Lee’s Summit. Participants must be at least 16 years of age. Registration fees are $45 through July 17 and $50 after that with closing date on July 31. Participants will receive an Aquathlon T-shirt. Awards will be given by age groups for every five year till age 30 and then for every 10 years after that, three deep and by gender. Participants may register online at lsparks.net or at enter2run.com or to register over the phone call 816.969.1500. Walk-in registrations may be done at any LSPR facility. For more information call 816.969.1500.
Youth Fall Sports Now Enrolling
Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation is currently taking registrations for the Youth Volleyball League for boys and girls currently in grades 4 – 8. The league will be held September 9 through November 2. Early Bird Registration ends on July 25 and is $78. It includes an R7 usage fee of $16, a team shirt and a participation award. A $7 optional team and individual photo is available.
Also now enrolling is the Fall Indoor Soccer League for kids in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Fourth. The league will be held September 9 through November 2. Early Bird Registration ends on July 25 and is $59. It includes an R7 usage fee of $13, a team shirt, socks and a participation award. A $7 optional team and individual photo is available.
For both leagues, teams are formed through a draft based on previous season’s rating or experience. Players will be contacted by their coaches after the draft. Volunteer Coaches are always needed! No experience required - we’ll provide clinics for all volunteers!
To register for either league, contact Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation by calling 816.969.1500 or register online to www.lsparks.net or go to any of our locations & register in person. Payment must accompany registration.
Bahama Bash Teen Night Monday, July 29 at Summit Waves!
Text your friends, update your Facebook, it’s time to party at Summit Waves! Teens are invited to hangout from 8:30-10:30pm on Monday, July 29 for a night of games, giveaways, prizes and music with a live DJ!
The concession stand will be open with all the favorites – french fries, pizza, giant pretzels and more! Entry fee for the Bahama Bash is $6 for Lee’s Summit teens and $7.50 for all others (or FREE is you have your Season Pass!). Parents are welcome at no charge. AND you can avoid the lines by purchasing your entry fee the day of the event at Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation’s Main Office, Harris Park Community Center or Summit Waves.
Summit Waves is located at 120 SW Blue Parkway. For more information call Summit Waves at 816-969-1545 or visit summitwaves.net.
Arbor Day Foundation names Lee’s Summit "Tree City USA" Community
Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation and the Lee’s Summit Beautification commission were notified that Lee’s Summit will once again be recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. It is the ninth year Lee’s Summit has earned this national designation.
Lee’s Summit achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the national Association of State Foresters.
"Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Lee’s Summit make smart investments in urban forests," says John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits."
Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.
More information about Tree City USA can be found at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA. If you are interested in learning more about the Lee’s Summit Beautification Commission or need an application for the Lee’s Summit Landscape Contest, call Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation at 816-969-1500 or visit www.lsparks.net.
Hurry! Registration ends Tuesday for LSPR’s "Summer Classic" Open Tennis Tournament
Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation is now taking registrations for the annual "SUMMER CLASSIC" Open Tennis Tournament to be held Friday, July 26 - 28 in Lee’s Summit. The following divisions will compete:
Men’s Divisions: Open Singles & Doubles; "A" Singles & Doubles; "35" & Over Singles & Doubles. Women’s Divisions: Open Singles & Doubles; "A" Singles & Doubles. Mixed Division: Open Doubles. Junior Divisions (18, 16, 14 & 12 & under): Jr Girls Singles & Doubles; Jr Boys Singles & Doubles.
Registration ends on July 23 at 5pm. Tournament fees for single events are $12.00/person/event and $20.00/Team/Event for Doubles. Participants may compete in a max of 1 singles & 1 doubles event. Ages based on July 26, 2013.
Call 816.969.1500 for more information or to register or visit www.lsparks.net.