On July 16, over 1,100 young triathletes participated in the sixth New England Kids Triathlon at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
This year, the event was sold out and reached full capacity again. A line of wait-listed athletes showed up Saturday evening hoping for an open spot.
More than 80 young athletes came from Belmont Super, keeping the title of largest team of the race from last year. Free training for swimming, biking and running was offered by Belmont Recreation Department, under the instruction of professional triathlon coach Karen Mackin. Together with the Belmont Super volunteers, over $1,000 was raised for the Foundation for Belmont Education. This year marks a new fundraising record for Belmont Super, raising more than the last two years combined. Belmont Super promotes an active lifestyle for kids in the community, all while supporting the FBE.
To recognize these achievements, Belmont Super organizers, Belmont Chinese American Association teamed up with the Belmont Recreation Department to organize a post-race celebration party at Payson Park on the race day at 5 p.m.
Over 400 Belmont Super team members, their friends and families attended the party. Pizza and drinks were served, and attendees enjoyed live performances from Belmont residents including chorus singing, dancing, diabolo (Chinese yoyo), Kungfu and more. Kids had fun playing games like bubble soccer, balloon twisting, face painting and tug-of-war. At the party, awards and certificates were presented to the Belmont Super team members by Becca Pizzi. Belmont Super organizer May Ye and BCAA vice president Tiao Xie presented the symbolic check to FBE president Christa Bauge.
From the Belmont Citizen Herald
Published on July 27, 2017