Cambridge, MA - On Sunday, August 15, 2010 children ages 5 to 14 years will be running and biking as part of Run & Ride @ CambridgeSide duathlon event. Children who love to run and ride their bike are invited to compete in this first ever, kids only Cambridge duathlon taking place in and around CambridgeSide Galleria.
An innovative community collaboration between CambridgeSide Galleria, City of Cambridge, Cambridge Public Health Department, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge Fire Department, Title IX Girls Running Club, CYCLE Kids, Endurance Coaching and Urban AdvenTours, Run & Ride @ CambridgeSide Galleria promotes active health and fitness and also provides attendees with prizes, race t-shirts, giveaways, entertainment and more. "We created this event to bring the community together for a fun family event," said Jennifer Rotigliano, Senior Marketing Director, CambridgeSide Galleria. "We are thrilled to be collaborating with these fantastic community organizations to create an experience that boosts children's morale and promotes healthy lifestyles."
A duathlon is an athletic event that consists of a running leg, followed by a cycling leg and then another running leg in a format bearing some resemblance to a traditional triathlon without the swimming. Although races will not be timed, this duathlon is a USAT sanctioned event. Helmets are required and must be CPSC certified. Certification is typically noted inside most helmets. Limited scholarships and bicycles will be available on a first come, first serve basis if needed. For more information, please email email@example.com or call 617.621.8668.
Check in time for the event is 8 a.m. with the first races taking off at 9 a.m. sharp at CambridgeSide Galleria - Charles Park at 100 CambridgeSide Place in Cambridge, MA. Interested participants should register today at www.shopcambridgeside.com or visit the Customer Service Desk on Level 2 at CambridgeSide Galleria. The registration fee for the race is $10 per child. All abilities are welcome.
CambridgeSide Galleria is a hip urban shopping center with over 120 stores and restaurants. Located at the end of Memorial Drive on Edwin Land Boulevard in Cambridge, CambridgeSide Galleria is handicapped and MBTA accessible and offers attached parking. For public transportation - Please take the Green Line T to Lechmere Station or take the Red Line T to Kendall Square and catch our FREE Shuttle Bus to CambridgeSide Galleria. For directions and mall information, call 617-621-8666 or visit www.shopcambridgeside.com. Mall hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.