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Post image for Menlo Park Kids Triathlon set for July 11 at Burgess Park Join the fun on July 11th and have your child, age 5 through 14, participate in the Menlo Park Kids Triathlon. This event provides a safe and fun environment for kids to compete in a triathlon with kids their same age. The triathlon takes place at Burgess Park. Between 300 and 400 participants are expected to spread out over 5 age groups (6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14). Registration is available online. Race distances are different for each age group and starts will be staggered to provide the best conditions for the participants and spectators. The swim course will use all lanes in Burgess pool. There will be multiple start waves defined by age groups. The waves starts will be oldest to youngest. The wave start times will be determined 2 weeks prior determined by participant registration numbers. The bike course will be a 1 mile loop. It will include multiple loops by different participants. The run course will be one loop that runs completely around Burgess Park. The run will be staffed with volunteers. The Menlo Park Kids Triathlon a partnership between the City of Menlo Park, Menlo Swim and Sport, and Threshold Racing. Photo from 2012 Kids Triathlon by Linda Hubbard

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Dutch Goose is the place to watch U.S. women take on Japan in World Cup Final on July 5

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Menlo Park resident Jennifer Bryson is organizing another no-host soccer watch party on Sunday, July 5, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm when the U.S. takes on Japan in the World Cup Final. Location is the Dutch Goose (Alameda and Avy) in Menlo Park. The U.S. team beat Germany to advance to the final match.

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Menlo Charity Horse Show committee selects artist for the event’s 45th anniversary

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Members of the Menlo Charity Horse Show Committee announced that Heather Theurer of Las Vegas will be the Official Artist for the 45th anniversary of the nationally-honored equestrian competition. Ms. Theurer’s work, titled Equus Series l:ll, is painted in oils on board, in the tradition of the Renaissance Masters with upwards of 20 layers of glazing. […]

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Local bicyclists view coastal farms on 20-mile POST organized ride

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On Saturday morning (6/27), over 75 bicyclists of all ages and skills — many from Menlo Park —participated in the first Bike the Coast with POST (Peninsula Open Space Trust). The 20-mile loop began on Cloverdale Road just outside of Pescadero. Riding south, the first stop was at the Root Down Farm , a new organic […]

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Seth Weil from Menlo Park wins gold as part of men’s four crew at World Cup 2

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U.S. crews took home eight medals at World Cup 2 held in Varese, Italy. Among the gold medal winners was Seth Weil from Menlo Park, who competed as part of the men’s four crew, which also included Henrik Rummel (Pittsford, N.Y.), Charlie Cole (New Canaan, Conn.) and Glenn Ochal (Philadelphia, Pa.). Leading from the start, the […]

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Watch U.S. women’s soccer take on China on June 26

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Menlo Park resident Jennifer Bryson is organizing another no-host soccer watch party on Friday, June 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm when the U.S. takes on China. Location is El Cerrito Mexican Restaurant, 325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park. She says: “Enjoy great soccer as we watch this quarterfinal match, snack on guacamole, and meet some neighbors, […]

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NorCal Crew participates in USRowing Youth National Championships with good results

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Norcal Crew recently participated at the 2015 USRowing Youth National Championships. USRowing divides the country into seven regions, each of which is allowed to send their top three finishers in each place to compete at the nationals. Norcal placed 2nd in the Men’s Pair and 1st in the Lightweight Men’s 8 at Southwest Regionals early […]

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Women’s World Cup soccer watch party on June 16

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This watch party, organized by Menlo Park resident Jennifer Bryson, takes place on June 16 at 5:00 pm when the U.S. plays Nigeria. The no-host event will be held at El Cerrito Restaurant, 325 Sharon Park Dr. in Menlo Park. In earlier matches, the U.S. was victorious over Australia 3-1 and tied Sweden 0-0.

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Menlo-Atherton Little League AA team, the Orioles, wins championship

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The little Menlo-Atherton Little League AA Team that could, the Orioles, completed a colossal journey last Saturday morning (June 6) by winning the Championship! They came together in March, most never having met nor played together, and at least one of the 12 was a newcomer to baseball. Under the very able and positive guidance of […]

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Spotted: A bit of Oakland (go Dubs) at Nativity Carnival

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There’s a lot going on in Menlo Park this weekend with the 35th annual Nativity Carnival as well as the last Sunset Celebration weekend. But that doesn’t mean the big news happening across the Bay has been forgotten. We spotted a fair number of kids and adults sporting Warriors wear at the Carnival. And there was at least […]

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Menlo Park Pilates teacher Lisa Burnett shines at Sonoma Horse Show

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The people who take Pilates from Menlo Park resident Lisa Burnett know that she is also a devoted equestrian. This past weekend she teamed with her trainers’ medium-sized pony, Stanley, as entrants in the Sonoma Horse Show. She emails: “I train at Strideway Barn in Portola Valley, owned by Nancy Hey and assistant trainer Erin Peterson [pictured above […]

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