Sprint triathlon series in Fort Wayne adds new races for those wanting to stay dry at Fox Island County Park
Fort Wayne, IN, March 11, 2013: Tri State Triathlon, who hosted the exciting Fox Island Sprint Triathlon Series last summer, will be adding a brand new component to the Fort Wayne race series for the Spring and Summer of 2013. There will be three new duathlon races (all consisting of a 1.5 mile run, 12 mile bike, and a finishing 3.1 mile run) that will take place alongside the traditional triathlon races at Fox Island County Park. Every race will be USA Triathlon sanctioned events and take place on April 21st, May 19th, and June 16th, 2013 at 7 am. Assistant Director Nathan Kreider says, "For those who would like love to compete but wish to stay dry, we have decided to offer even more opportunities for local multi-sport athletes to be involved with our series. We know that there will always be brave souls who come with wetsuits in April, but we also encourage all runners and cyclists to come test their metal with the new duathlon series. It's an extremely fun and competitive atmosphere that continues to grow every year." Not only will local athletes be in attendance, but also para-athletes looking to qualify for their Paratriathlon National Championships in May. "We offer the first triathlon in April not as a way to say we were the first of the year, but as a prime opportunity for para-athletes to get a qualifying time for their national competition the following month in Texas," says Kreider. "And now with the duathlon series being added, many athletes will have the option to brave the triathlon in April or skip the swim for the duathlon competition."
USAT members who wish to compete will be nationally ranked with eligibility to qualify for the USAT Age Group Nationals in Milwaukee, WI. Those who wish to be a race day volunteer will be given a Fox Island Volunteer T-shirt and free snacks and beverages. For more information on racing or volunteering, email Race Director Derek Wetli at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, visit tristatetriathlon.org or signmeup.com and search for "Fox Island" under the Find Event tab. Be sure to add Tri State Triathlon on Facebook at facebook.com/FoxIslandSeries and on Twitter at @TriStateTri for special discounts and giveaways.
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