Trike Race Benefits Relay for Life

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Updated: 6/14/2013 6:50 pm

Grownups on trikes, that’s how the Farm Bureau Insurance Company of Idaho spent their noon hour. Six lucky people were chosen to compete in what they call “Trike Wars.” The event required these trike-athletes to maneuver through an obstacle course and race for the finish.

It’s amazing how quickly people will act to support a good cause. In 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran around a track in Tacoma for 24 hours. His efforts brought in $27,000 to the American Cancer Society. One year later, there were 340 participants and now the event is held in 21 different countries.

In Bannock County, the relay is held every year at Century High School. A big part of its success is because of the support of local business like Farm Bureau Insurance.

For the past three weeks, Farm Bureau employees and agents have been placing votes for the contestants they would like to see participate in this trike race. The votes were made by donating $1.00 per vote.

This year’s Relay for Life will be held July 12-July 13 at Century High School in Pocatello.

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