21st Annual Lincoln City Sprint Triathlon is Sept. 11

From Oregon Coast Today

There are still spaces left in the 21st annual Lincoln City Sprint Triathlon, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at Regatta Park on Devils Lake.

The event begins with a .75K lake swim, followed by a 15.5K bike ride around Devils Lake, and finishes with a 5K out-and-back run. Individuals and two-person or three-person teams are invited to participate.

“This race is short enough for beginners, and at the same time challenging for the more seasoned triathlete,” Gail Kimberling, community center director, said.

Kimberling added Regatta Park is a wonderful venue for the race. “Devils Lake is ideal for the swim, and while the bike leg is a little shorter than other sprint events the topography and the course itself makes it challenging. The run is also tricky, with its numerous short hills,” she said.

Wet suits are recommended for the swim, and bicycle helmets are required. Volunteers are located at the park and throughout the different courses to provide directions and aid participants.

Regatta Grounds is the perfect venue for spectators, as well. The start and finish, and both transitions (swim-to-bike and bike-to-run), are located in the parking area near the boat ramp. Eclectic Edge LLC of Eugene is providing announcing and timing services.

All athletes will receive a long-sleeved technical T-shirt, swim cap, refreshments, and a great race. Awards will be given to the overall male and female winners and the top three finishers in each age group.

Until Sept. 10, fees are $40 for individuals, $55 for two-person teams, and $65 for three-person teams. Day of race fees are $45 (individuals), $60 (two-person teams) and $75 (three-person teams).

For information or registration call 541-994-2131 or see www.active.com.

Triathlon Quick Facts

8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11

Regatta Grounds Park on Devils Lake [Map it!]

.75K swim, 15.5K bike, 5K run

Fees: (until Sept. 10): $40/$55/$65; (day of race): $45/$60/$75

Information/registration call 541-994-2131 or see www.active.com

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