Bloomington, MN – CycleHealth, a division of the YMCA of the North which is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, will host its Resilinator Adventure Race for buddy pairs on Sunday, October 28, at Hyland Lake Park Reserve in partnership with the Three Rivers Park District.
For the first time, kids have a shorter life expectancy than their parents due to factors such as a sedentary lifestyle and declining participation in organized sports. CycleHealth aims to change this with fun, challenging and unique activities like the Resilinator race. Buddy pairs race through fun and challenging obstacles to earn medals and prizes. Buddies can be friends, siblings or a child with a parent, mentor, grandparent or coach. Racing in a buddy pair provides the participants the opportunity to work together by developing trust and communicating to solve the challenges and obstacles they face throughout the course.
"The Resilinator was hard but also fun. After I crossed the finish line I felt a little tougher than before," said 11 year-old Owen, CycleHealth racer.
"CycleHealth makes sweating fun for kids. Once they get involved, they don't want to stop," said Dr. Tracy Hall from South Lake Pediatrics.
“Pediatricians across the Twin Cities prescribe CycleHealth programs and events, including the Resilinator, to help kids get active,” said Glen Gunderson, president and CEO of the Y. “The YMCA and CycleHealth are proud to provide unique wellness opportunities for kids with the support of partners across our community.”
YMCA of the North CycleHealth and the Three River Parks District
Resilinator by CycleHealth
Hyland Lake Park Reserve at 10145 Bush Lake Road in Bloomington, MN 55438
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Race begins at 1:00 p.m.
About the YMCA of the North
The YMCA of the North is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 161 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities. The 29 Y locations and program sites, eight overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage more than 350,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit www.ymcamn.org.