Triathlon ‘for your health’
The 12th annual For the Health of it Triathlon will be a little different this year.
“(The route) was the same for so many years,” organizer Tammy Workman said. “I just wanted a change. I was tired of it being in a residential area. I wanted it in a scenic route. I thought it would be a good challenge for my triathlon.”
Unlike years past, the run — 3 1/2 miles for adults and two miles for children — will take place at Cedar Mountain.
“Cedar Mountain is more of a challenge with the ups and downs,” Workman said. “I hope it’s not going to discourage people. I want it to be fun. I don’t want it to be this grueling thing.”
This year’s triathlon will start at 8 a.m. Aug. 6 and start at the Craig City Pool.
This year’s competition is broken down into six different male and female divisions — youth, teenagers, 20s, 30s, 40s and seniors.
Workman said she has “lots of prizes from the community,” and at last year’s race, each of the almost 80 competitors received something. The first prizes will be given out to the top-three finishers, male and female, in each division.
For adults, the event consists of a 550-meter swim (22 laps) a 15.5-mile bike ride and a 3 1/2 mile run. For youths, it consists of a 250-meter swim (12 laps), a 10-mile bike ride and a two-mile run.
Teams and individuals are encouraged to do the triathlon, Workman said. The cost is $20 a person, with most of the proceeds going to make T-shirts for the event.
The main thing, Workman said, is to get people out for the event.
“I want to make it fun,” she said. “It’s for your health.”
Workman said people don’t have to have any experience to do the triathlon and she encouraged people to get friends to do it with them.
“Grab some friends and have each friend do a leg,” she said. “When people hear triathlon, they get all freaked out, but don’t. Come try it out.”
Registration forms for the triathlon can be picked up at Trapper Health Club. For more information, call Workman at 824-6932.
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