NEW BRITAIN — Greater Hartford youth can look forward to the thrill of extreme sports.
Registration for the Second Annual Connecticut Outdoor Challenge has opened for its 2011 in-line skating event.
The event will be held August 27 (rain date, Sunday, August 28) at Walnut Hill Park, New Britain, CT from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Same-day registration is from 8-9:30 a.m.
The course for in-line skaters is considered a smooth, yet challenging, one-mile course. Trophy awards will be made for top three placements in all three events.
This year, COC will welcome Wheelchair Racing in four categories: Elite, Manual, Electric and Handcycle. This new event addition is made possible through support from Hospital for Special Care located in New Britain.
The Inline Speed Skating Divisions provide opportunities for all skaters, from Recreational to Advanced to Pro, as well as ages, including Juvenile (nine and under), Freshman (10-12 yrs.), Junior (13-16 yrs.) Senior (17 and up), Master (35 plus), Veteran (45 and up) and the Grand Veterans category for 55 and older. Races are as follows: 5k, recreational; 10k, advanced; 15k, pro.
Registration materials, race schedule, directions and other event information are available on line at www.ctoutdoorchallenge.com or contact Marvin Bowe, firstname.lastname@example.org directly.