JULY, 2022 — The Siouxperman Triathlon and Harvest Half Marathon & 10K are giving $7,000 to local organizations that make a difference in community wellness. This is the fourth annual community gift from the committee that leads Sioux Center’s sprint triathlon in May and the half marathon and 10K race in October.
The largest portion, $3,000, is pledged toward Sioux County Trails for the planned trail to connect Sioux Center to Orange City. This is part of a 5-year pledge totaling $15,000 for this project.
“Our races were created to inspire people to enjoy being active, maybe even try something new,” said Race Director Jason Moeller. “Through this gift back to Sioux Center, our committee wants to come alongside and invest in other local opportunities to encourage wellness.”
This year, the Harvest Half/Siouxperman Committee made the following gifts :
-$3,000 to Sioux County Trails
-$600 to All Kids Can, which works to make activities accessible for all children
-$600 to the Seahawks Swim Team
-$500 to the Joynd Together running and wellness club
The donations also included gifts to the local emergency responders who promote safety and help make wellness activities possible:
-$600 to the Sioux Center Fire Department
-$600 to the Sioux Center Police Department
-$600 to Sioux Center Ambulance
-$600 to the Sioux County Sherrif’s Office
“We continue to be blessed with great participation for this event along with great local support, which has allowed us to give back to our community,” Moeller said.
“We are passionate about creating events that encourage healthy lifestyles and that bring people together,” Moeller said. “We hope to connect with even more people with these new fall races.”
To learn more about the Siouxperman Triathlon, which is in its 15th year, visit www.siouxperman.com or follow the Siouxperman Triathlon on Facebook and Twitter. For information on the Harvest Half & 10K, visit www.harvesthalfiowa.com or follow the Harvest Half & 10K on Facebook and Twitter.