Stride, Ride and Slide big success for little people

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After requests from parents of six-year-olds eager to take part the 2014 Stride, Ride and Slide, the event was opened to children from two-to-six years of age yesterday, proving a big success with plenty of entries.

Stride, Ride & Slide is a multisport event with a focus on fun and participation, while introducing children to the different disciplines, all in one race and Sport Waitaki’s Kate Cartwright said she was pleased with the turnout.

“I was really happy with the turn out today, we had 102 entries in total and of these 16 were 6-years-olds,” she said.

The event included a bouncy castle, sausage sizzle, foam shapes, Jae’s Health Bar and coffee at Takaro Park at a cost of $2, with each child receiving a certificate of participation.

By JAMES FORD

LITTLE SPEEDSTERS: Youngsters from two to six enjoyed the 2014 Stride, ride and slide at  Takaro Park yesterday.

PHOTO: CAROL EDWARDS