Fort St. John Triathlon Taking Place This Sunday

The Start/Finish point for the 2013 Fort St. John Triathlon. File photo

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Sixty three participants are registered to ride, run, and swim their way across the Energetic City this coming Sunday for the 2016 Fort St. John Triathlon.

The race, which starts and ends at the North Peace Leisure Pool, will feature two formats with three separate routes. The Kids of Steel/Adult Short Course Triathlon will have a total of 15 participants swimming for 300 metres at the pool, before embarking on an 11 kilometre bike race along 96th, 99th, and 100th Avenues to and from the traffic circle at Swanson Lumber Road. The final leg consists of a three kilometre run to Toboggan Hill Park and back. 21 triathletes, as well as 19 triathlon relay runners will compete along the full course that includes a 750 metre swim, 26 km bike race, and 6 km run. The final eight participants are set to compete in the duathlon that starts and ends with the 3 km run, with the 26 km bike ride in the middle.

The race begins at 9:00. As a result, 96th and 99th Avenues will be closed to traffic. 93rd Street between 96th and 99th will be open to traffic, albeit limited. A full map of the race routes can be found below.

Volunteers are still needed for the event, especially traffic control volunteers. Event organiser Rebeccah McLean says Brown’s Socialhouse will provide catering for participants and volunteers. All volunteers are also eligible for a draw to win smartphone donated by Petron. For more information, or register as a volunteer, check out the Community Calendar page on the City’s website.

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