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Leisure Services asks: ‘Are you tough enough?’

Published 4:33am Tuesday, January 22, 2013

By JOANIE WILLIAMS

Assistant Athletic Program Director,

Bainbridge Leisure Services

The newest fad, newest challenge, and the newest endurance craze is the ever-growing-in-popularity mud/obstacle runs. From the Tough Mudder to The Spartan, to the millions in between, thousands of men and women are signing on to do one, or two or three.

For some it is something to check off their bucket list while for others it is just to take their fitness level to a new height. I am all for them! They offer a lot to all those who attend — a sense of accomplishment, a sense of camaraderie with other athletes, and a sense of pride.

With that being said, the City of Bainbridge and Bainbridge Leisure Services feel that the kids in our community should experience the same emotions! So, this summer, Bainbridge Leisure Services will be hosting our first “Junior Mighty Warrior Dash.” This will be a 1-1/2 mile run with 10 obstacles in between that children will love to tackle. And yes parents, it does include a mud pit!

What child doesn’t want the chance to get muddy and not get in trouble for it? This will be ridiculously fun and something your child will look forward to doing with their friends, siblings, or even on their own. This event will be for kids, 7 to 13 years of age.

Do you have a child 4 to 6 years old that climbs every piece of furniture you have? Well, we will be hosting a “Mini Mighty Warrior Dash” for them as well! This will be a shorter run with fewer obstacles, but just the right size for your young athlete. Be on the lookout for more information about this great run on the Bainbridge Leisure Services’ page on Facebook!

Registration for youth baseball and softball is going on now, but is ending soon. Friday, Feb. 1 is the final day to register your children for the spring 2013 season of baseball and softball. Don’t wait until the final day! Make your way to Leisure Services at 1707 E. Shotwell St., and see Ms. Libby. She will get you in and out the door quickly and easily. Call (229) 248-2010 for more information.

Are you 55 and older, but still active and fit? Want to show your “guns,” or just what you’re made of? Well your chance is coming soon! The City of Bainbridge and Bainbridge Leisure Services will be bringing you the “Bainbridge Golden Olympics!” Keep your eyes and ears open for more information coming soon!

We would love your thoughts and ideas! Feel free to email your suggestions or questions to joaniew@bainbridgecity.com. Or, like Bainbridge Leisure Services on Facebook for up-to-date information on these and other upcoming opportunities!

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