Duathalon fundraiser returns
The 20th annual Run and Ride for the Cure starts at 9 a.m. Sunday in Wilson.
The duathalon raises money for the Cancer Patient Support Fund at St. John’s Hospital Foundation. The race includes a 5-kilometer run and a 15-km bike ride with both a competitive class and an untimed fun division. There will be a 5-km walk and a kids race as well.
The start and finish of the race is located in the front driveway of the Wilson Elementary School. The out-and-back course for both portions of the race follows Fish Creek Road.
According to a release, the event has raised over $190,000 for local patients and families facing financial hardship as a result of cancer. Last year 70 local cancer patients benefited from the fund.
Registration through Friday is $20 per person. For groups of four or more, enter promo code “friends” to receive $20 off the final cost. Race day registration is available at Wilson Elementary for $25 from 7:30-8:30 a.m.
The lead sponsor of the event this year is Robert Berlin, MD, in memory of Emily Knobloch, MD. Skinny Skis, Hub Bicycles and St. John’s Hospital Foundation are co-hosts.
“This has been an important project for Skinny Skis, and it’s an honor to collaborate with St. John’s Hospital Foundation for the Run and Ride’s 20th anniversary,” said Phil Leeds, event founder and Skinny Skis owner. “This community event is fun for all ages and it serves an important cause.”
Free fishing on Saturday
The 29th annual Jackson Kids Fishing Day runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Rendezvous Park near Wilson.
The event is organized by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department with free activities for kids up to 13 years old.
“We’re happy to be partnering with the folks at R Park for the fourth year,” said Diana Miller, a Game and Fish Jackson fisheries biologist. “The park has proved to be a great setting with room for kids to spread out with easy access along the shoreline, making it ideal for beginning anglers.”
The pond at Rendezvous Park is being stocked with hundreds of Snake River cutthroat trout, according to a release. Other educational activities include fish anatomy and biology, watercraft safety, identifying fish habitat and a fish passage obstacle course.
Kids will be able to keep their equipment at the end of the day via a Jackson Hole One Fly Foundation grant.
Kids fishing events will take place across the state Saturday as part of National Fishing and Boating Week. Saturday is also free fishing day across the state, when anyone can fish without a fishing license or conservation stamp.
Find information on free fishing day regulations at wgfd.wyo.gov.