Waramaug Triathlon to kick off next week
The 10th annual Lake Waramaug Eco-Friendly Charity Sprint Triathlon and Relay will be held next Friday, June 18, with a 6 p.m. start at Mountain Lake Camp in Warren.
The event is sponsored by Union Savings Bank.
Proceeds after expenses will be donated to local charities, including the Police Explorers, Washington/Warren Volunteer Ambulance, Boy Scouts and Mountain Lake Camp.
To date, current race host EndureITmultiSports and previous race organizers have donated nearly $165,000 to local charities.
The race will feature a half-mile swim followed by a 12-mile bike ride and a 5-kilometer run. Participants may compete as an individual or in teams of 2 or 3.
Awards will be given to "10 for 10" athletes -- those who have raced every year of the event.
The race is sanctioned and insured by USA Triathlon and is one of the top 10 most eco-friendly national races, as ranked by Triathlete Magazine.
For information or registration, visit www.EndureITmultiSports.com.