The Batesville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an Inaugural Indoor Triathlon to be held at the Batesville Community Center.

The City of Batesville Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce the Inaugural Indoor Triathlon to be hosted at the Batesville Community Center September 22nd, 2018. The triathlon will consist of a 200-yard swim, 6-mile biking, and 1 and ½ mile running portion. In which all legs will be timed for each participant or relay team. Waves of 10 will begin every 30 minutes starting at 8AM, event check in and packet pick up is at 7AM. Registration is now open and all participants registered before September 12th will receive an event “Just Tri It” t-shirt. Awards will be given to the top two male and female participants in each of the following age groups 14&U, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55+. Along with top 3 male and top 3 female overall. Male and female relays are also available for the inaugural event. Registration is $20 per participant and event deadline will be September 21st at 5PM. Sign up online at or at the Community Center front desk.

Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.