Kids’ TRY-athlon part of the Wellness Festival

Local bicycle enthusiast gets Ashcroft Council support to host a kid's triathlon on July 20 as part of the town's Wellness Festival.

The Wellness Festival TRY-athlon got the green light from Ashcroft Council on Monday after organizer Wayne Little told councillors that Triathlon BC had sanctioned the children’s event, which involves swimming, bicycling and running.

Little says he’s rounding up sponsors to pay for the medals and the $150 sanction fee, and will use parents as volunteers for the race.

The free event will take place on Saturday, July 20 at noon, beginning at the swimming pool and ending up on Railway Ave.