OSWEGO, NY – Registration for the fourth annual Tri-Oswego Triathlon is open, according to race director Christopher Jones.
The USAT Sanctioned event will take place June 20 at Breitbeck Park on Lake Ontario in Oswego.
The fourth-annual event will showcase athletes from throughout the Northeastern United States and Canada.
All ages and experience levels are encouraged to participate in this scenic, spectator friendly event.
There are multiple levels for athletes to participate in including sprint distance, intermediate distance, sprint distance relay, youth splash and dash and the children’s fun run.
“We are making a strong effort to encourage participation in our Sprint Distance Relay event in 2015,” said Jones. “Everyone has their strengths and for some it may be running but not swimming or biking.”
The Sprint Distance Relay event allows teams of two or three to complete all elements of the triathlon as a team.
“We hope this exposure to multi-sport athletics will encourage more first-timers to continue to train and eventually compete in the event independently. We would also like to expand on the number of corporate teams participating and representing their companies this year,” Jones said. “Active and healthy employees are not only more attentive and productive in the work place but it also sets a great example when we see local businesses represented at events like ours.”
The Sprint Distance Triathlon consists of an 800-meter swim, 15.4-mile bike course and a 5K run.
The Intermediate Distance Event consists of a 1500-meter swim, 25.6 mile bike course and a 10K run.
The bike course follows the scenic route alongside Lake Ontario, enters the SUNY Oswego campus, goes into a rural area then returns back to the city of Oswego.
The running legs of the event starts along the lake, enters the SUNY Oswego campus and again returns to the city.
The youth aquathlon consists of a 100-200 yd indoor swim followed by a 1.6 mile run that allows upcoming youth athletes to finish side-by-side with adult athletes at the main events finish line in Breitbeck Park.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Oswego County Sunset Group, a 501 C 3 nonprofit that introduced the event in 2011.
“Oswego county is ranked in 61st out of 62 counties in NYS with regard to childhood obesity. This is terrible and we need to come up with new and unique ideas to get our youth involved in physical activities. The kids fun run and the Splash and Dash are great ways to introduce kids early to running and swimming. We will continue to expand these youth events and programs into our schools and communities.” said Shane Broadwell of the Oswego County Sunset Group.
Registration closes June 12.
To register and for further information, visit www.tri-oswego.com
There are no refunds and registrations are non-transferable.
Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign for approval.
About Oswego County Sunset Group, Inc.
Oswego County Sunset Group, Inc. is an organization that promotes appreciation of the local community culture throughout Greater Oswego County.
The corporation will promote community involvement by having events such as outdoor sports competition, art, music, dance, maritime activities, and special life skill opportunities.
These events will also assist the youth and adults of Greater Oswego County both physically and mentally.