SportsBarn/Quintana Roo Sprint Triathlon Is Aug. 7

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The SportsBarn/Quintana Roo Sprint Triathlon will be Sunday, Aug. 7.

Athletes and weekend warriors will converge at the Chickamauga Dam, then swim, ride and run to Chattanooga’s Riverfront and downtown district. Last year’s triathlon brought out more than 800 participants.

The event is presented by The SportsBarn and Personal Fitness Specialists. Proceeds benefit First Things First, a Chattanooga-based non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening marriages and families.

The triathlon begins at 7 a.m. with participants swimming a quarter-mile in the Chickamauga Lake, and then riding 8.2 miles to downtown Chattanooga via Amnicola Highway. The race ends with a 2-mile run along the riverfront and North Shore areas. Cash prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners overall and in each age group.

The SportsBarn/Quintana Roo Sprint Triathlon also uses ChampionChip timing, the racing industry’s leading, high-tech timing device. It provides accurate net and split times for every individual athlete, officials said.

The cost to participate in the triathlon is $45 per person and $70 per relay team. After August 3, the cost is $50 per person and $75 per relay team. The registration fee includes food, event T-shirt, race materials and new this year, a pair of QR sunglasses for all participants.

Register online at www.sportsbarn.net or by calling The SportsBarn at 266-1125. Pre-registration is required. Registration closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6.



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