Try-athalon on Saturday to benefit Greenville hospital

Posted Aug. 18, 2011, at 7:37 p.m.

GREENVILLE, Maine — A Try-athalon will be held Saturday to benefit the Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Organizer Amanda Graham said registration for the three-pronged event, which combines paddling, biking and running, begins at 8 a.m. Aug. 20 at the Maine Forest Service on Lakeview Street. The race will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The event will consist of 2.5 miles of paddling on Moosehead Lake, 16.2 miles of biking and a 3.1-mile run.The entry fee is $15 for individuals and $30 for a team. Teams must have canoes with two paddlers while individual entrants can use either kayaks or canoes.

There will be race photos and gift certificates from local businesses for winners.

For information, call Graham at 280-0299.