Inaugural Southern Vermont Sprint Triathlon Comes to Manchester
On the morning of Sunday, August 25, Hunter Park will be holding its inaugural Southern Vermont Sprint Triathlon. This race is open to both experienced and inexperienced triathletes, as well as two-person and three-person relay teams. The corporate challenge portion of the race is open to local businesses who are interested in entering a relay team in the triathlon. Being a sprint triathlon indicates that shorter, more manageable, distances are used for the race. Participants are not required to sprint the race. The sprint distances will be easily completed by anyone of a reasonable fitness level; in fact this triathlon is a great race for beginners. The race begins with an eight-mile bike ride to Emerald Lake State Park followed by a quater-mile swim in Emerald Lake. Participants will then ride their bikes back to Hunter Park and finish the race with a 5K, which brings them through the West property and out Pig Pen Road, down Route 30 and back through the Manchester Rec Park, finishing in front of Riley Rink. The run does not cross any major intersections. This race will be a great opportunity for anyone looking to get triathlon experience or for those who are just looking to challenge themselves and try something new.
Proceeds from this event will benefit Hunter Park, which provides recreation opportunities to the people of Southern Vermont. To register for the race please visit active.com and search ‘Southern Vermont Sprint Triathlon’. For more information, check the upcoming events listing at rileyrink.com, or call Bethany at 802-362-0150 ext. 208.