Northwest NEWS

August 19, 2002


Sign up now for King County Youth Triathlon

Youth 18 and under are invited to sign up for the 2nd Annual King County Youth Triathlon, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, at King County's Lake Wilderness Park in Maple Valley. The triathlon course challenges the young participants to swim, run and bike.
   Registration for individuals is $50, and teams of three can sign-up for $115.
   The triathlon will have eight individual categories (four girls and four boys), and three team categories (girls, boys and mixed). Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each category. In addition, the top girl and boy finisher in the full course will be recognized with a trophy. Competitors may move up in age classification if they wish.
   The swimming course is a loop in Lake Wilderness, and lifeguards will be stationed throughout. The bike route is a loop on the Cedar River Trail. The running course is a loop on trails within Lake Wilderness Park and the Cedar River Trail.
   The triathlon will begin at 8 a.m. (check-in at 7 a.m.) The course will be cleared of competitors at 11:45 a.m. The awards ceremony will begin at the completion of the race.
   For more information, call 206-296-428.