Active Youth Day a rainy one

Spectrum High School and Elk River Parks and Rec hosted the fourth annual Active Youth Day this past weekend.

It was a wet day but a successful day, led off by a 5K and a talk from Elk River’s own Nick Zerwas.

This event was established to promote healthy and active lifestyles in children and youth. It was scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. May 5 but was cut short.

Isaac Houle of Ramsey, took shots at a soccer goal during the rain at the Active Youth Day event at Lions Park in Elk River. Photos by Jim Boyle

The event retained its high octane energy while it lasted as children from the community tested out new and exciting ways to be active.

Activities this year included a 40-foot rock climbing wall, a 60-foot inflatable obstacle course, a punt-pass-kick challenge, a basketball shoot-out challenge, and others.

A 60-foot inflatable obstacle course remained open and fun in the rain this past Saturday at the fourth annual Active Youth Day at Lions Park.

The inflatable obstacle course remained in use until the end. The rain even added to the fun.

This year’s event also included the Be The Change 5K and Fun Run. All proceeds will go to the Alan Sakry benefit fund.

Runners were able to enjoy good weather for this portion of the event.