About 60 rollerblading, biking and running enthusiasts gathered together on Sunday morning and participated in the 6th annual Chiropractic Society Blade, Bike, and Run for Fun.
The races started at 9:00 a.m. at Lee Park with the triathlon-roller blading, biking and running. A minute later the duathlon participants took off with their race- running, biking and running.
Event organizer Noreen Yeates was pleased with the turnout.
"We always get a core group of people who are keen to be here," said Yeates.
This year’s event was a fund-raiser for KidSport North Bay.
"KidSport is a relatively new organization in North Bay and its to ensure that all children have the ability to participate in sports," says Yeats, "So we are happy to be supporting that cause."
KidSport North Bay President Michelle Cundari says that all of the proceeds from the race will go to KidSport however she is not sure yet on the amount that they will receive.
"We haven’t received anything yet, I’m assuming that’s something that once they cover all of their costs, that we will see a cheque from the Chiropractic Society and that’s really good," explained Cundari.
The first leg of the race consisted of a 3-kilometre rollerblade or run depending in which race you have entered. The second leg of consisted a 10-kilometre bike ride for all participants. The third and final leg of the race was a final 3-kilometre trot to the finish line.
The rollerblade and run start began at Lee Park and went along the Kate Pace Way to the Marshall Avenue. Fire Station. Once at the Fire Station the bladders and runners hopped onto their bikes and proceed Left on Marshall, Right on Booth, Left on Lakeshore to Riverbend Road, Left on Decaire, and then they reached the bike turn around point at Pinewood Park Drive. They then followed the course back to the Marshall Avenue Fire Station. Once they found their way back at the Fire Station they put their bike down and ran back along the Kate Pace Way to the Finish Line at Lee Park.
All participants had a choice to enter as an individual or as a team to split the legs of the race.
Awards were handed out to the Highest Individual Sponsor, the Highest Team Sponsor and to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in the men's, women's and team races.
Other sponsors for the event are The North Bay Skyhawks, Image Master Marketing & Printing Products Inc., Cheapskates Quality Sporting Goods, Boart Longyear, and Glenn Cundari Golf Academy.
Yeates says that the Chiropractic Society is happy to be involved in this local event.
"We are glad to see the support from the community," says Yeates.