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Tri-Oswego Announces New Duathlon Event

OSWEGO, NY – The Tri-Oswego Triathlon announced that it is adding a duathlon race to its event schedule in 2015.

The USAT Sanctioned event will take place June 20 at Breitbeck Park on Lake Ontario in Oswego as part of the days race activities.

As Tri-Oswego enters its fifth year as a popular multi-sport event in Oswego, the event committee has taken the event a step further by adding a new race option for athletes to choose to participate in.

The Tri-Oswego Duathlon will consist of a 1.1 warmup run followed by a 16.5-mile open road bike course and ending with a 3.2-mile closed road run.

The race is slated to be a USAT Sanctioned event with athletes competing for time from start to finish on the scenic Oswego County course.

“Last year was challenging due to lower air and water temperatures than we have experienced in previous years. The duathlon event has existed as a contingency plan in the event conditions deteriorated however we want to be able to put this option on the table for athletes before or even the day of the race,” said race director Christopher Jones. “If an athlete has registered for our triathlon and arrives on the day of the event with concerns over water conditions they can switch over that morning and race in the duathlon instead.”

Race day activities include a sprint distance triathlon consisting of an 800-meter swim, 15.4-mile bike course and a 3.2-mile run.

An intermediate distance event consisting of a 1500-meter swim, 25.6-mile bike course and a 6-mile run.

The new duathlon event consisting of a 1.1-mile run, 16.5-mile bike and 3.2-mile run.

A youth aquathlon consisting of a 100 to 200-yard 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 and a children’s fun run of varying distances for age groups.

“Each year we have refined and added to our race day events. This is just one more element that will encourage participation,” said Shane Broadwell of the Oswego County Sunset Group. “We get a lot of feedback about people who don’t feel like they are at the skill level yet to compete in the swim portion of the triathlon. We have now created a range of events that will allow all ages and skill levels a way to participate to encourage a healthier more active Oswego County as well as more regional participation.”

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.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Oswego County Sunset Group, a 501 C 3 nonprofit that introduced the event in 2011.

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.