24th Annual Run-Bike-Swim-Walk Is Saturday, Oct. 13
Posted September 26, 2001
HOLLAND -- The 24th annual Hope College Run-Bike-
Swim-Walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, in conjunction
with the college's Homecoming Weekend.
The Run-Bike-Swim-Walk, held since 1978 when the
college opened its Dow Health and Physical Education Center,
will be co-sponsored by Shoreline Orthopaedic and Sports
Medicine Clinic, and South Washington Family Medicine in
cooperation with the college's department of kinesiology.
Events will include running, biking, swimming and
walking. There will also be a health fair open to both
participants and spectators.
The 3,200-meter (two-mile) prediction walk will
begin at 10 a.m. at the Dow Center and travel through the
Buys Athletic Complex. The 10 best predictions, estimating
the amount of time the competitor will require to complete
the walk, will win medals.
The cycling events include a criterium 5,600-meter
(3.5-mile) race beginning at 9 a.m. for non-licensed
cyclists that are 17 years old and younger; a criterium
8,000-meter (five-mile) race for non-licensed cyclists 18
years old and older (beginning times range from 9:30 a.m. to
10:15 a.m. depending on age category); and a criterium 3/4-
mile repeat course. Protective hard shell head gear will be
required and an on-site safety check will be held for the
competition, which will be held at Holland Municipal
Competitive runners will compete in a 5,000-meter
(3.1-mile) run beginning at 10 a.m.
The Kresge Natatorium in the Dow Center will be
the site of two swimming events: a 400-meter (1/4 mile)
race against the clock beginning at 8:30 a.m. for those 14
years and younger, and an 800-meter (1/2 mile) race
beginning at 9:15 a.m. for those 15 years and older.
The health fair will be held in the Dow Center
from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Information will be provided
on diet and nutrition, exercise and stress management
techniques. Calculations will be available on a person's
body fat, blood pressure, flexibility and muscle strength.
A T-shirt will be provided for participants who
register by Saturday, Oct. 6, but entries will be accepted
on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 a.m. Competitors may dress and
shower in the Dow Center.
The registration fee is $7 for each competitive
event. Registration forms are available at the main office
in the Dow Center, located on 13th Street at Columbia Avenue
on the Hope campus, or by calling (616) 395-7690.