Registration is open for the Hope Triathlon, which will be held this year on Saturday, July 6. Participants who register before May 27 are guaranteed a high-quality technical t-shirt commemorating the race.
The Hope Tri is a popular sprint-distance race, with a ¼ mile swim in Hobbs Pond, a 13-mile bike ride, and a 3.2-mile run. Known for its low-key, friendly atmosphere and scenic course, the race is popular with newcomers to the sport as well as veterans who are challenged by the hilly bike and run routes. This year’s race will include chip timing by All Sports Events and wave starts to allow more athletes to participate.
Prizes will be awarded to age group winners, the oldest and youngest racer, the fastest first-timer, the racer who traveled the furthest distance, and the athlete at the middle of the pack. A kids’ run starts after the tri start, and prizes will be awarded to these young participants, too.
A successful grassroots effort for seven years, the race is now facilitated by the Penobscot Bay YMCA, and proceeds will benefit the Y’s programs for youth and families. The race receives major support from Sidecountry Sports and Triathlete Sports, and additional generous support from Camden Whole Health, Harvest Energy, Art’s Marine Services, and Hope General Store.
Registration is $50 and available online at imathlete.com/events/hopetri, or in person at the Penobscot Bay YMCA. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/hopetri or contact Jasen Wood at email@example.com or 207-236-3375.