A runner crosses the finish line during the KHS adaptive triathlon.
A runner crosses the finish line during the KHS adaptive triathlon. File photo courtesy KASD.

KAUKAUNA – Kaukauna High School is set to host its second-annual “Breaking Boundaries” triathlon on Friday, May 14, 2021.

This adaptive triathlon was created to give high school students with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a day filled with activity, cheering and community support, according to a news release.

Participating students will begin with a Zumba event at the Heart of the Valley YMCA, followed by biking and running/walking events along the CE trail to the Bank of Kaukauna Stadium at Kaukauna High School (1701 County Road CE; Kaukauna, WI). This event is provided at no cost to high school student athletes and peer mentors.

Students have been training since mid-March and are prepared for a great day of competition.

At 9:05 a.m., Kaukauna High School will host a send-off parade for participants; the KHS band will be on-hand, along with students and staff from the high school to get the event started, wish the competitors well and see them off to their competition.

Students will leave for the Heart of the Valley YMCA at 9:25 a.m. The National Anthem and starting ceremonies will begin at 9:45 a.m., and the first wave of Zumba classes will hit the dance floor at 9:50. The bike portion of the event will take place following Zumba; students will bike from the Heart of the Valley YMCA to the Recyclist Bicycle Company. There, they will drop off their bikes and continue running or walking to the Bank of Kaukauna Stadium at Kaukauna High School to end the event with a celebratory lunch and closing picture by 1:00 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to join participants along the CE trail route; masks are highly encouraged. Because of restrictions surrounding COVID-19, only immediate family members will be allowed inside the Bank of Kaukauna Stadium to cheer and welcome athletes to the finish.

KHS proudly promotes and supports a healthy lifestyle for our students while appropriately challenging their social, emotional and physical abilities in order to help each student exceed their own expectations. For additional information about the event, please contact Jordon Rusk, Jill Lotzer or Andrea Kioski at (920) 766-6113.

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