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Y.M.C.A. Triathlon expects to raise $8,000 at Saturday fundraiser

Onalaska, WI (WXOW) -

ONALASKA, Wis. (WXOW) – The Onalaska Y.M.C.A. hosted the 6th annual Kid's Triathlon on Saturday morning—which helps raise money for memberships for families of deployed military members, families impacted by cancer, and help fund the La Crosse Community Teen Center.

Nearly 200 kids, ages 3-14, swam, biked, and ran in the triathlon. Organizers said it serves as a “special opportunity” for all kids who took part. “Kids get a sense of doing an adult event. We try to set this up like an adult triathlon. The cones, the barricades, the food, the volunteers. So they get that experience that's really unique and special, and they really remember it for the rest of their lives,” Y.M.C.A Community and Special Events Director Travis Pernsteiner said.

In August, the Y.M.C.A will also host a color run and kid's marathon to help raise money for similar programs.


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