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ROCC-Athlon - Club Fitness Race

How has this idea enhanced your club's operation, etc.?

A fitness challenge that is now five years strong, the River Oaks ROCC-Athlon is fitness fun for the whole family. The race incorporates existing Club facilities, keeping event costs low and participation high by creating a familiar place to compete. By spanning multiple ages and skill levels, it's truly an event that families can train for and enjoy together!

How was this idea implemented, and what have been the club members' reactions?

Adult participants are challenged to complete a 300-yard swim in the pool, a 10-mile ride on a stationary bike, and a 3-mile run through the neighborhood. Children follow the adult race with a short distance swim (based on age), followed by a running course complete with inflatable obstacles and a splash of color at the finish line! All participants receive a completion medal upon crossing the finish line, plus a participant tee-shirt they can wear proudly around the Club. Members love this annual healthy family activity, building interest in overall wellness at their Club - plus a little family competition never hurts!

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Brendan Crotty

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