October 5 will see lots of swimmers, bicyclists, and runners around the Albany Aquatic Center and Memorial Park. The Albany Community Triathlon emphasizes fitness and fun with a 400 M swim, 10K cycle, and 3K run. The entry fee is $45.00 ($50 after September 22) and registration is available at www.albanytri.com. . Registrants will get a t-shirt and water bottle, plus a nifty REI Coupon.
All proceeds will go to the Albany High School Athletic Department for benefit of all teams. In addition to the fund raising, this event is designed to be beginner-friendly and is a great venue for first-timers to experience what it's like to do a multi-sport event. If you have always wanted to participate in a triathlon, but felt intimidated at the prospect, this is the one for you.
New for 2013: FAMILY HEAT. Parents, kids, spouses: When you register, you can indicate your desire to be in the same wave as one or more family members. Then you can compete together & keep an eye on each other during the race (but not assist each other, per triathlon rules).
The Albany Triathlon is sponsored by the Albany Lions Club, the Albany Community Foundation, REI, Blue Heron Bikes, Albany Ford/Suburu and Transports. Thank you for your support.
For more information about the Albany Triathlon and to register, please see the web site, www.albanytri.com. This is a great community event and really fun to watch even if you don’t want to participate.