The 24th annual Lincoln City Sprint Triathlon will get underway at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Lincoln City Community Center. “This is the same race as in the past, but with a new venue,” Gail Kimberling, Community Center director, said.
Historically held at Regatta Park on Devils Lake, the race will take place this year at the Community Center. The event begins with a 500-meter swim in the Lincoln City Pool, with participants assigned to heats based on their projected 500-meter swim times. Following the swim, participants will embark on a 15.5K bike ride around Devils Lake and then a 5K run. Bike helmets are required.
The short but technical (hilly) course is perfect for novice and experienced athletes alike. Transitions will take place at the Community Center parking lot, offering a perfect view for spectators. “We hope those who were perhaps intimidated by an open water swim will ‘take the plunge’ and try the pool version this year,” Kimberling said. “You don’t even need to do the whole race yourself. Friends are encouraged to get together and form two- and three-person teams.”
Ribbons will be awarded to the top three finishers in five-year age divisions, and all participants will receive a long-sleeved technical T-shirt, refreshments, and the satisfaction of completing a great race.
Registration is open for individuals and two-person and three-person teams. Fees range from $55-$75 through Sept. 6 and $60-$80 on race day. The race is limited to the first 200 people. Register on line at www.getmeregistered.com, in person at the Lincoln City Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Place, or call 541-994-2131.
Volunteers are still needed, too. Please contact Karl McShane at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-996-1233 for more information.