Challenge Yourself For Local Charities at the 34th Morden Triathlon
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The Morden Triathlon is gearing up for it’s 34th event in support of local charity groups. 3rd Wave Triathlon Club, will host the Morden Triathlon on July 8 at Lake Minnewasta, and the Kids of Steel Triathlon on July 9 at the same location.
This year will see some changes to one Manitoba’s longest-running triathlons. The Half Ironman and Foilman distance races have been switched out for the standard Olympic distance and a Sprint distance in both triathlon (swim, bike, run), and duathlon (run and bike) races.
The TRY-A-TRI, a short distance triathlon race, will return to the Saturday race and is a great way for those who are new to the sport to challenge themselves and give it a try.
Proceeds from the race will go toward local charities: South Central Cancer Resource, Morden Caring & Sharing, and Many Hands Resource Centre.
“We are very excited for the 34th year of the Morden Triathlon, and we encourage people to sign up and challenge themselves for a good cause,” said race co-director Chaley Martens. “As a not for profit club, we rely on race registration, and a part of donations and sponsorship to not only make this event happen, but to be able to provide proceeds to our charities.”
Registration will be open until June 30, and is available online at www.mordentriathlon.com
Spectators are welcome!
The public is encouraged to attend the race to take in all the excitement. The best places for watching the full range of the race is at the Lake Minnewasta beach, but vantage points for the running leg of the race can be enjoyed from the golf course, the western part of Alvey Street, and Connor Hill from Pembina Drive to Mint Street.
Kids of Steel Triathlon – July 9th
The Kids of Steel Triathlon for youth aged 4-15 will take place the following day at Lake Minnewasta. Registration can be made on the day of the race at the registration tent, or pre-register online at: http://www.triathlon.mb.ca/Races_KidsOfSteelSeries.aspx