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Bath Area Family YMCA Triathlon

Posted March 25, 2014, at 8:32 a.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kevin Shute

Director of Operations

Bath Area YMCA

303 Center St., Bath

443-4112

The Bath Area Family YMCA will hold its sseventh annual triathlon event on Sunday June 1, 2014. The local triathlon has become a popular race for folks of all ages to test their fitness levels in a competition that requires participants to complete swimming, biking, and running races in succession. All registrants will receive an ATAYNE high performance shirt made in the United States of recycled materials.

The Bath Area YMCA’s triathlon, dubbed the “Y-Tri”, will consist of a 525 yard swim in the Y pool, followed by a 10 mile bicycle race along Bath roads, and ending with a 5K ( 3.1 mile) run through the streets of Bath. The Y-Tri is considered a “sprint distance” triathlon. By comparison, the most challenging level of triathlon, the Ironman distance, consists of a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike race, ending with a 26 mile run.

In addition to the “Y-Tri” the Y will offer a duathlon (5k run, 10 mile bike, 5k run); an aquabike (525 yard swim, 10 mile bike) a teen tri (125 yard swim, 2.75 mile bike, 1 mile run), and a Team Relay (Y-tri distances.)

The Y-Tri is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the national sanctioning authority for triathlon events. Registrations for the Y-Tri are now being accepted. Participants may obtain a registration form from the Bath Area YMCA’s website at www.BathYMCA.org, or may register in person at the Bath YMCA, 303 Center Street, Bath. Individuals who are not 2014 USA Triathlon (USAT) members will need to purchase a one-day membership Call the Bath YMCA for more information 443-4112 or email kevin@bathymca.org.

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