HUNTSVILLE - Who is the fastest kid in Muskoka?
Maybe they are even the fastest in all of Ontario.
The Huntsville Hurricane Track and Field Club would like to find out.
The club has been chosen as one of eight clubs in the province to host the Finding Ontario’s fastest Kid event.
The event takes place at the running track at Conroy Park in Huntsville on June 24, starting at 5 p.m. All girls and boys from Muskoka and the surrounding area who are ages 11 and under as of Dec. 31, 2012, are invited to register for this free qualifying event.
Those registered would run a single 100 metre sprint race against fellow competitors. The eight fastest boys and eight fastest girls will be selected based on their times to compete in a final race, which will determine the fastest boy and girl in Muskoka.
The two local winners will receive a Timex watch from Athletics Ontario, among other prizes, and will be invited to compete in the finale at the Toronto International Track and Field Games, held July 11 in Toronto.
It will be at that event that the fastest boy and girl in Ontario will be determined.
Travel and accommodation up to $500, plus tickets for the athlete and their immediate family will be provided by Athletics Ontario.
At the finale, the two athletes will have the opportunity to meet the London 2012 Olympic team and compete against other regional representatives in front of a full stadium of 4,000 people.
Registration, rules and event details can be found at the Huntsville Hurricanes Track and Field Club’s website, www.huntsvilletrackclub.ca or by contacting the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce at 705-789-4771.
Participants must be residents of Ontario and live within 100 km of Huntsville
For more information, you can also contact Rob Horton, president, Huntsville Hurricanes track and Field Club at firstname.lastname@example.org, 705-789-1865.
The Huntsville Hurricanes Track Club offers track and field instruction to kids in grades 3 to 8 in Huntsville, Ontario.
Sue Tovee established the club in 1993. It is a non-profit organization, run by dedicated volunteers, registered with the Ontario Track and Field Association.
All members and participants are insured under the Minor Track Association of Ontario.