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.