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An Ironkids Triathlon swim, bike and running race is scheduled for Aug. 28 at the Camp Foster’s 50-meter swimming pool, Marine Corps Community Services Okinawa Semper Fit officials said Friday.

The event is free and open to ID card-holding youths 17 and under. Registration is from Aug. 3-25. A free pre-race clinic explaining the course and procudures is scheduled for 8 a.m. Aug. 21. Race day check-in is at 6:45 a.m., followed by a pre-race clinic at 7:40 a.m.

Races begin at 8 a.m., with an Ironkids race for youths 11 to 17 years old. It includes a 200-meter swim, 7.6-kilometer bicycle race and 2.2-kilometer run.

A mini-Ironkids race follows, for those 10 and under, including a 25-meter swim, 0.4-kilometer bicycle race and 0.2-kilometer run.

An awards ceremony follows at 10:30 a.m. All finishers will receive completion certificates. The top three finishers will receive medals and the fourth- through eighth-place finishers will receive ribbons by gender in age groups 6-and-under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17.

All participants must have their own helmets, safe bicycles and running shoes. Athletes may wear Coast Guard-approved life vests, if needed.

For information, contact Okinawa Dolphins Swim Team coach Mat Luebbers at DSN 645-2787 or e-mail luebbersm@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org.

Camp Red Cloud captures softball championship

Camp Red Cloud defeated Camp Stanley 22-2 and 13-5 Tuesday to capture the championship of the 2004 Warrior Division Senior Men’s Softball Tournament at Camp Red Cloud, South Korea.

Due to mission requirements, the teams were the only ones available to compete in the double-elimination event for players 33 years and older.

Camp Red Cloud will represent Area I in the 2004 8th U.S. Army Senior Men’s Tournament, scheduled for next weekend at the Lombardo Field FourPlex on South Post, Yongsan Garrison.


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