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Get Active With End-Of-Summer Festivities In Westchester

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- As summer draws to an end, a new wave of festivities awaits in Westchester County.

“As the season changes, the activities get even more exciting here in Westchester,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. The following are some upcoming events and attractions:

If you’re an athlete or sports enthusiast, get ready. Adults and children can show their strength by participating in the 2014 ToughMan ToughKids Triathlon on Sunday, Sept. 7.

It includes a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike race and a 13.1-mile run in Croton-on-Hudson. There is also a race for children so that the entire family can join in on the fun. Registration for the clinic and course preview is now open for both ToughKids and ToughMan participants on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24.

It allows the perfect opportunity to learn, train and ask questions. The clinics include swimming in the Hudson River, riding the course with coaches and support vehicles, and running the course. For more information or to register, visit www.toughmantri.com. The American Gold Cup, rated as the United States No. 1 competition by the North American Riders Group, returns to Old Salem Farm on from Wednesday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 14.

The state-of-the-art equestrian sports training and event facility widely recognized by competitors as a premiere venue welcomes elite equestrian athletes, horse owners, VIPs, celebrities, young riding hopefuls along with enthusiastic fans gather to enjoy this extraordinary show jumping event.

A fanfare of family friendly activities will be included such as pony rides, face painting and musicians, spectators delight.

There will also be shopping from headliners like Hermes, Lugano Diamonds, Roberto Coin, Orvis and Porsche on boutique row.

For more information, visit www.TheAmericanGoldCup.com.

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