Tenth annual BecTri set for Aug. 5 in Avon
AVON — The 2017 BecTri, a sprint-distance triathlon, is Aug. 5 at Nottingham Park in Avon.
The BecTri starts at 8 a.m. with a 400-meter swim in Nottingham Lake, followed by an out and back 15-kilometer bike through Edwards’ Singletree neighborhood and finishing with a 5K run along the Eagle River recreational path. The triathlon is held in memory of Rebecca Lynn Yarberry, a local triathlete and friend who passed away in a car accident in 2007.
Racers must be at Nottingham Park by 7 a.m. Spectator, volunteer and athlete parking is located in Beaver Creek’s Bear Lot. A silent auction will be held in the park before and during the race. Items include three days of lodging and skiing for two at Telluride Ski Resort Lodging, Vail International Dance Festival tickets, an Epic ski pass, one month at Revolution Power Yoga and pies from Sticky Fingers in Minturn.
In addition to the sprint triathlon, three events will return again this year: A 5K Walk/Run, kids duathlon and kids triathlon.
“Our goal is for the BecTri to be an event that everyone can participate in. It is great to see all abilities and age levels can come out and join the fun,” said Michelle Maloney, Vail Valley Charitable Fund’s executive director.
Additional information and course maps for the BecTri can be found at http://www.bectri.com. Online registration is available until Aug. 1. Last minute registration is available at the Avon Recreation Center on Aug. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Aug. 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed on race day. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering or visit http://www.VVCF.org/volunteer.
Presenting sponsors include Vail Valley Medical Center and Vail Summit Orthopedics. Also a big thank you to the town of Avon, Align Vail, Axel’s, Calvary Chapel Vail Valley, Colorado Mountain Medical, US Bank, Team Sea Turtle, Versacork, Christie Lodge, The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Jointworx, Moontime Cyclery, Pazzo’s Pizzeria, TV8, Vail Daily, Vail Honeywagon, Vail Resorts Epic Promise, Vail Valley Cares, High Country Copiers and United Way.
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