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Summer's final Tri for Fun triathlon at Shadow Cliffs tomorrow

Entry fees range from $75-$80, $10 more if registering Saturday

Hundreds of experienced and novice triathletes are set to converge at Shadow Cliffs Saturday for the final Tri for Fun triathlon event of the season, with check-in and registration starting at 5 a.m. with the first wave hitting the water at 7 a.m..

The entry fee for the Tri For Fun is $75 (non-timed) and $80 (chip timed) in advance, $10 will be added to race-day registrants.

The course, designed as shorter than traditional triathlons to encourage athletes of all levels to participate, features a 400-yard swim, 11-mile bicycle ride on a flat, looped route and a 3.1-mile run along a fire trail.

The Tri for Fun series, now in its 29th season, includes three non-competitive triathlons on a shorter course followed by the competitive Tri For Real full-length triathlon at the end of the summer at Shadow Cliffs. The non-competitive events draw participants of all skill levels, and it's not unusual to see an 8-year-old swimming, biking or running alongside an 80-year-old, according to organizers.

The triathlon series will culminate with the full-length Tri For Real triathlon on Sept. 18. For more information, call 209-795-7832 or visit www.onyourmarkevents.com.

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