posted September 14, 1998

21st Annual Run-Bike-Swim-Walk To Be Held On Homeocming Weekend

The 21st annual Hope College Run-Bike-Swim- Walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 in conjunction with the college's Homecoming.
The Run-Bike-Swim-Walk, held since 1978 when the college
opened its Dow Health and Physical Education Center, will be
sponsored by Shoreline Orthopaedic, Sports Medicine Clinic and
Lakewood Family Medicine in cooperation with the Hope College
department of kinesiology.
Events will include running, biking, swimming and
walking. There will also be a health fair open to both
participants and spectators.
The 3,200 meter (two mile) prediction walk will begin at
10:00 a.m. at Dow Center and travel through the Buys Athletic
Complex. The 10 best predictions, estimating the amount of time
the competitor will require to complete the walk, will win medals.
The cycling events include a criterium 5,600 meter (3.5
mile) race for non-licensed cyclists that are 17 years old and
younger and a criterium 8,000 meter (five mile) race for non-
licensed cyclists 18 years old and older. Protective hard shell
head gear will be required and an on-site safety check will be held
for the competition, which will begin at 9 a.m. at Holland
Municipal Stadium.
Competitive runners will compete in a 5,000 meter (3.1
mile) run beginning at 10
a.m.
The Kresge Natatorium of the Hope College Dow Center will
be the site of two
swimming events, a 400 meter (1/4 mile) race against the clock for
those 14 years old and
younger, and an 800 meter (1/2 mile) race for those 15 years old
and older, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The health fair will be held in the Dow Center from 8:30
to 10:30
a.m. Information will be provided on diet and nutrition, exercise
and stress
management techniques. Calculations will be available on a
person's body fat,
blood pressure, flexibility and muscle strength.
A T-shirt will be provided for participants who register
by Friday, Oct. 2, but entries will be accepted on Oct. 10 at 7:30
a.m. Competitors may dress and shower in the Dow Center.
The registration fee is $6 for each competitive event.
Registration forms are available at the physical education
department office in the Dow Center on the Hope campus or by
calling 395-7690.