Sure, the whole party is named after the Biathlon but that's not all that happens!
There are lots of other things going on, including...
Free Throw Contest: Contestants shoot a qualifying round of ten shots during the
afternoon (you can shoot a few practice shots and start when one goes in so everyone gets
at least one). The top two or three (or four if the host is fourth) qualifiers get
into the finals. These are held around 7:00pm when the crowd is in a drunken frenzy
and can turn ugly if you miss. There are classes for adult male, adult female, male
kid (K 8) and female kid (K 8). Kid classes are handicapped somewhat
capriciously by allowing the youngest kids to shoot from closer in. And yes the
pavement on the court is bad and there is a steel net that might not be exactly 10 feet
get over it!
50 Yard Dash: Even the adults usually can figure this one out. You run
yards. Classes for each age and gender starting at 2. But sometimes there
arent enough to make a race so we combine. And sometimes we use grade instead
of age. But the course is always 50 yards. And yes there is the Drink,
Drop and Run but we really dont approve of it. And the latest addition
is the 50 Yard Dog Dash.
Ping Pong Tournament: New in 2010 and very popular. Single
elimination bracket format. Sign up at the beginning of the day and pay
attention because you have two minutes to show up after your play time is called
or you will forfeit.
Cornhole Contest: New in 2014. Similar to
Free Throw Contest in that there is a qualifying round, then a Finals.
Teams of two people. And yes, some of us thought Cornhole meant something
else but we're trying to stay current. Beer Pong is so yesterday, by the