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Sprint triathlon planned for Avon’s Nottingham Park

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Vail, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado – The third annual Bec Tri is set for Aug. 7 at Harry A. Nottingham Park in Avon. The Bec Tri is a sprint triathlon that challenges athletes of all abilities. Participants can race as an individual or with friends as a team.

The race starts at 8 a.m. at the park. The race starts with a 400-meter swim in Nottingham Lake. Swimmers should be prepared for water temperatures around 65 to 70 degrees. Wetsuits are recommended, but not required. The 15-km bike portion takes off from the park and circles through the Singletree neighborhood. Participants can hop off their bikes and finish with a fast 5-km run or walk along the Eagle River path. Participants can finish while friends and family cheer at the Lake’s pump-house in the park.

Pre-register on http://www.active.com for a reserved spot or register on Aug. 6 at the Avon Recreation Center between 5 and 8 p.m. Early registration is $60 for individuals and $80 for a relay team. All racers are required to have USA Triathlon membership or purchase a one-day USAT license for $10 at the race. Price includes race T-shirt.

Awards will be given to top finishers in each category. Age groups for top male/female finishers include: 12 to14; 15 to 19; 20 to 24; 25 to 29; 30 to 34; 35 to 39; 40 to 44; 45 to 49; 50 to 54; 55 to 59; 60 to 64; 65 to 69; 70). For the team division, categories include top male, female or coed team.

The Bec Tri is named in honor of Rebecca Yarberry, local triathlete and friend. The Bec Tri is a non-profit race, any funds in reserve to be donated to CURE International. CURE is devoted to medical missions around the world.