MightyMite Triathlon in Wynne and Forrest City Saturday

Kimberly J. Williams
If you’re in the Wynne or Forrest City area this weekend, be on the lookout for bikers and runners. The 29th annual MightyMite Triathlon takes place in Wynne and Forrest City on July 16. The triathlon, which has been named as one of the top 50 races in North America by the readers of “Inside Triathlon” magazine, begins with a one-third mile swim in Lake Dunn at Village Creek State Park. Competitors then bike 13 miles along Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic Byway to Forrest City, where they finish with a 3-mile run.

So if you’re planning a trip to Village Creek State Park on Saturday, or if you’ll be traveling the lovely Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic Byway on Ark. 284 between the two communities, be extremely careful of the racers.

If you are in the area, pull over and root them along their way! You can log on to www.MightyMite.racesonline.com for course descriptions and registration information.

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