Sprint triathlon to be held July 14

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cassville YMCA will hold its annual "Y" Not "Tri" sprint triathlon on Saturday, July 14. The sporting event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Cassville Family Aquatic Park.

A sprint triathlon consists of a 400-yard swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a three-mile run. People can enter as teams or individuals, and racers will start in waves depending on the number of participants.

Medals will be awarded to the top three in each of the following divisions: male 15-29; female 15-29; male 30-49; female 30-49; male 50 plus; female 50 plus; and team.

Free T-shirts will be given to the first 25 individual entries and the first six team entries. Prize drawings will be held following the race.

The cost to enter is $15 for individuals and $30 for teams. After July 7, $5 will be added to the registration fee. Entry forms are available at the Cassville and Monett YMCAs or by calling 417-235-8213.

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