Track, field portion of Paducah Summer Games canceled due to heat | Community Spirit
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Due to the forecast of temperatures higher than 100 degrees, the Paducah Parks Services Department is canceling the track and field portion of the Paducah Summer Games scheduled for this Friday night and Saturday.
However, the city says the disc golf tournament and cross river swim will continue as scheduled. Additional information is below:
Paducah Parks Services will host the Paducah Summer Games on Saturday, June 30. Events include disc golf and the cross river swim. The track and field portion of the Summer Games was canceled due to the extreme heat. Each event has a registration fee of $10. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for all of the events. The first 150 participants will receive a Paducah Summer Games t-shirt.
The annual Cross River Swim will be Saturday, June 30 at the Paducah riverfront. Swimmers are asked to arrive at 9:30 a.m. for final instructions with the swim beginning at 10 a.m. Swimmers will start on the Illinois side of the Ohio River and attempt to swim to the foot of Broadway in Paducah. Each swimmer must provide documentation from a pool manager that they can swim 500 meters. Each swimmer must have a manned boat to accompany them on the swim.
The disc golf tournament will be Saturday, June 30 at Stuart Nelson Park. On-site registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the shelter near the tee to hole #1. This will be a two round event. Round one will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start with round two following. Participants will compete in one of two divisions for prizes.
For additional information, contact the Parks Services Department at 270-444-8508.
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