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Quarter century for triathlon in Pleasanton

Original post made on Jun 14, 2012

The 25th annual Tri-for-Fun Triathlon Series kicks off this weekend with close to 1,000 triathletes expected Saturday to swim, run and bike the lake and rolling hills of Shadow Cliff Park and the flat paved roads running through Pleasanton and Livermore. The series includes three Tri-For-Fun triathlons throughout the summer then ends with the Tri-For-Real competition in September.

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Comments

Posted by Steve, a resident of Ironwood
on Jun 14, 2012 at 7:54 am

It might help people to state road impacts and times, letting people know to avoid those areas like Railroad and Vineyard at 7 AM when it starts.


Posted by Staycee D. Ragon, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm

can Lance do this triathlon or is he banned from participating in one too?


Posted by resident, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I agree that noting the road closures would be important and seems to be common courtesy. Those who live or work downtown are greatly impacted, it would be nice to know the route.
Another thought -- do these people have to pay for the extra police coverage needed to stop traffic? Certainly should not be the taxpayers who have to fund that as well.


Posted by Curious, a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 15, 2012 at 8:41 am

There are no road closures during the Tri 4 Fun races, but there may be delays. Stanley and Vineyard remain open to traffic, but there will be police directing traffic at major intersections like Isabel and Vineyard. Traffic downtown is not affected since the race course is only around Shadowcliffs park.

Lance has only been banned from events run by the WTC who owns the Ironman brand of triathlon races. The Tri 4 Fun is managed by On Your Mark Events so he is welcome to come to Pleasanton and compete.

The event organizer, On Your Mark Events, pays for police and Emergency Services during the event as well as a hefty fee to the East Bay Regional Parks which I assume goes back into the parks system and benefits all taxpayers using any of the EBRPD parks.