Registration forms and sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 5th Annual My-Tri Triathlon that will be held at Miller’s Landing Resort at Bass Lake on Sept. 9.
The event, for athletes 5-17 years old, was established in 2013 by a team of Mountain Area community members, with more than 100 participating in the race each year.
The race offers three divisions and triathletes will start in heats according to their age group, beginning with the oldest athletes.
☆ Dash: 50 yard swim, 2 mile bike, 0.5 mile run.
☆ Sprint: 100 yard swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run.
☆ Ace: 200 yard swim, 8 mile bike, 2 mile run.
The first wave of racers starts at 7:30 a.m..
The top three finishers in each of the three races, as well as the top three boy and girl finishers in each age group receive medals. Special awards are given to the fastest male and female overall in each division.
The race is sponsored by the Children’s Educational Foundation to promote healthy living for Mountain Area youth. Proceeds benefit athletic and enrichment programs at elementary schools throughout the Mountain Area.
Other directors for the event include Michelle Miller (swim), Katie Bethune (bike), Taylor Olney (run), Seth Waltner (timing), Kam Butler (finish line), Crestienne Reynolds (sponsors), Linda Maddox (registration).
Waltner said a new trend this year are sports teams (soccer, swimming, water polo, tennis, cross country) registering to build team strength and camaraderie.
South Shore Road (222) will be closed to all traffic from 6:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. the day of the race.
A pre-race orientation will be held 5-6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8 at Miller’s landing.
Early Bird registrations prior to Aug. 26 are $20 - $25 and sibling discounts are also available.
“We are already getting excited to see these young athletes bring their best game to Bass Lake on Sept. 9” Waltner said.
More than 100 volunteers work the race to provide as safe as possible event.