Heels & Wheels for Megan's House Set for Saturday August 22, 2015 in Waycross, Georgia

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Heels & Wheels for Megan's House is a Triathlon and Duathlon event that will take place on August 22nd and will benefit Easter Seals Southern Georgia Megan's House, a respite home for children.

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Easter Seals Southern Georgia’s Heels & Wheels Duathlon & Triathlon will be held Saturday, August 22nd at Laura Walker State Park near Waycross, Georgia. Start time will be 7:30 AM. The duathlon is a 2 mile run, 13 mile bike ride, and a 3 mile run. The triathlon is a quarter mile swim in Laura Walker Lake, a 13 mile bike, and a 3 mile run. Heels & Wheels is sponsored by Mayo Clinic System of Waycross, Friendly Express, and Georgia Power.

Registration continues to be open online until August 19th at http://www.drcsports.com. Day of race registration will be available until 7:00a.m. For additional information on registering, contact Sara Coggin in the Easter Seals Waycross office at 912-283-4691 or email scoggin(at)swga-easterseals.org. Participants can register as individuals or as 2 or 3 person relay teams in both the duathlon & the triathlon. Heels & Wheels is a USAT sanctioned event and will have a USAT official present. Heels & Wheels is coordinated by DRC Sports. Swag bags and technical shirts are guaranteed to those registered before August 19th. Prizes will be awarded to the Overall Male & Female and Master’s Overall Male & Female in the du & tri. Top three finishers in each division will receive a Heels & Wheels award. All funds raised support the Easter Seals Waycross Megan’s House. Applebee’s will be providing sandwiches and fruits for all participants. Professional Medical Fulfillment will cover the $5 park fee until 7:15am day of race.

Megan's House is a respite home for children ages 0-17 who have developmental disabilities, autism, or are medically fragile. Megan's House provides families a well deserved break with the peace of mind that their child is being cared for by qualified professionals. Megan's House services are provided in three locations, Valdosta, Albany and Waycross.

Easter Seals Southern Georgia provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. To read more about our services and programs call our office at 229-439-7061 or go to our website at http://www.easterseals.com/southerngeorgia/.

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