Seniors Get Going 

OK, so we mentioned it last week, but we can't get enough of the Idaho Senior Games--even if we're not old enough to participate.

Still, like they say, if you can't be an athlete, be an athletic supporter ... There are plenty of opportunities to check out the games over the next several weeks.

The opening event is the triathlon, which will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Black Canyon Park in Emmett. After that full-day event, things won't get going again until Saturday, Aug. 15. The day starts off with pickleball--something akin to life-sized ping pong played on a tennis court--at Timberline High School, with track and field events taking over Borah High School for most of the day.

On Sunday, Aug. 16, the action will move to Julia Davis Park for the 5K run and walk, as well as the 10K run, while the West Family YMCA will host swimming.

Assorted events will be held throughout the next week, but things will get lively again on Friday, Aug. 21, with racquetball at Treasure Valley Fitness and basketball at the Homecourt YMCA in Meridian. That evening, riders will take to the road for the 20K road race, which guides riders on a loop course through southern Ada County.

Saturday, Aug. 22, is packed with tennis, softball, badminton, tae kwon do, racquetball, the 40K cycling race, bowling, pool and the cycling 5K time trial. Competition ends on Sunday, Aug. 23, with softball, bowling and racquetball, as well as the cycling 10K time trial.

All events are free and open to the public, and these athletes deserve some support. For a full schedule, visit idahoseniorgames.org.

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