Last year was the Summer Olympics, and next year will be the Winter Olympics, but Forsyth County will have its own Olympic events this weekend.
Starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, the 2017 Future Olympians Track Competition will be hosted by Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department at South Forsyth High School. The event is open to students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
“The Future Olympians Track Competition is an afternoon of fun and fitness for our county’s elementary school students,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “This year’s competitions will include the long jump, softball throw and various running events.”
Kids who entered will be teamed with other students from their school, and the winning school will be deemed “2017 Forsyth County Elementary School Track Champion.” Plaques will be given to the top-three schools in overall points and to the school with the most participants.
Individual medals will also be given to those winning first, second and third place contestants for each event. The first 500 to register will receive a T-shirt.
On-site registration will begin at noon, and the competition will go until 3 p.m. The entry fee is $5 per student.