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Run and splash at Healthy Hurst event Saturday

Christina Eschbacher of Hurst and daughter Abigail, 6, float through spray on the River Pool at the Chisholm Aquatics Center on May 28. The water park has reopened after being shut for almost two years due to delays in renovation.
Christina Eschbacher of Hurst and daughter Abigail, 6, float through spray on the River Pool at the Chisholm Aquatics Center on May 28. The water park has reopened after being shut for almost two years due to delays in renovation. Special to the Star-Telegram

A healthy summer begins with a running splash.

Actually, that’s a splash and running, as the Healthy Hurst Splash & Dash 1-Mile/5K event will be held Saturday. The one-mile walk/run starts at 7:30 a.m., followed by a 5K run at 7:50.

All events begin and end at Chisholm Park and the remodeled Chisholm Aquatics Center. Once done with the running, participants can jump into the water at the Chisholm Aquatics Center at the finish line.

“Once they are done, they can do down the new slides or jump off the diving boards,” Hurst Recreation Manager Jordan Taylor said. “They’ll also get a pass to use anytime during the next year.”

And the event is free. Participants also get a t-shirt.

“T-shirts go a long way. People wear them with pride,” Taylor said.

Chisholm Aquatics Center’s new look includes new slides, a lazy river, a new kids park with a giant splash bucket and an infant play area.

“They’ve redone just about everything,” Taylor said.

The Splash & Dash is part of the overall Healthy Hurst program for Hurst residents. The program also holds a Walktober event in, of course, October.

“If you eat healthy and you are active, so many parts of your life improve,” Taylor said. “It’s a stepping stone. People who find out and participate really like it.”

Splash & Dash is open to Hurst residents and non-residents. Pre-registration is through 5 p.m. Thursday at the Hurst Recreation Center. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m.

Residents are asked to bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s licence, water bill or property tax statement. Non-residents can bring a qualify of life recreation card.

Bedford Splash set to start season

The Bedford Splash swim team will begin another season of summer competition Saturday by hosting its own meet at the Carroll ISD Natatorium in Southlake. The meet will also include teams from Southlake, Mineral Wells, Stephenville and Weatherford.

Other meets for the Splash this summer include June 17 at Grapevine, June 24 at Weatherford and July 9 at Granbury. The Texas Amateur Athletic Region 4 Meet is July 16-17 at the Keller ISD Natatorium, from which qualifiers advance to the TAAF Games of Texas July 28-31 in McAllen.

For more information on the Splash, contact Tyler Sievert at tyler.sievert@bedfordtx.gov or visit the team’s website at www.bedfordsurf.com.

Euless Track Team off and running

The Euless Track Team has begun its 2016 summer schedule. It will be at Lewisville on Saturday.

Other meets for the team will be June 18 at Flower Mound, June 25 at Little Elm, and July 8-9 at The Colony.

For more information, call 817-685-1838.

Registration

  • Euless Women’s Summer Basketball League, games are Sunday afternoons at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. at the recreation center. Cost: $325 per team. Call 817-685-1838.
  • Learn to Skate Camp, Dr Pepper StarCenter, Euless, June 13, 15, 16, 9:30 a.m.-2:30p.m. Cost: $100 for three days or $40 per day. Call 214-975-3000.
  • L.D. Bell Blue Raider Baseball Camp, June 20-23 and 27-30 (choose a week), 9 a.m.-noon, L.D. Bell baseball field. Cost: $90 pre-registration, $95 for walk-ups. Contact Bell baseball coach Paul Gibson, 817-437-7655.
  • Neighborhood Fishin’ catfish stocking, Chisholm Park, Hurst, June 17.
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