The Andy Allison Super Kids Run is scheduled for Saturday, April 24, at the DeGray Lake spillway area. The event will be part of teh Iron Mountain mutisport festival which will consists of the Andy Allison race and a triathlon on Saturday and a duathlon on Sunday.
After the loss of the Festival of Two Rivers, the Andy Allison Super Kids Run had to find a new festival to call home. This year, the event will join a new festival, the Iron Mountain multisport festival, which is produced by DLT Events.
Fred Phillips, DLT Events president, sees the combination of events as one that will produce a family friendly environment that will benefit all of the weekend’s events. “With the kids moving from downtown to out there at the spillway, it is much more contained from a safety aspect,” Phillips said. “The course can be hard to control when it’s the streets of downtown.” Also, we are going to be out in one of the most beautiful places in Clark County.”
The Iron Mountain festival will cater to families of racers young and old. “We are trying something a little new this year by marrying up the Andy Allison with a triathlon and duathlon,” said Phillips. After the 11 a.m. Andy Allison Super Kids Run (for kids 12 years old and younger), a “sprint distance” triathlon, consisting of a 400 yard swim leg, 13.5 mile bike leg and 2.5 mile run leg will begin at 5 p.m.
On Sunday morning at 9 a.m., there will be a duathlon made up of two, 2.5 mile run legs and a 13.5 mile bike leg. The triathlon and duathlon are open to competitors 11 years old and older. “These events are making for a larger draw for the kids’ event. We are attracting more families,” said Phillips. Inflatable bounce houses, face painting and kids crafts will also be on site. Food is provided for race participants.
Contestants may also compete in multiple events and vie for the stage race award, which will be the best combined time of both races.
Visit Dltevents.com or contact Carrie Price at Southern Bancorp at 246-1007 to register or for more information.