Winter triathlon set for Saturday in Leadville
VAIL — This Saturday, winter sport enthusiasts from around the region will gather in Leadville for The Aria Athletic Club Winter Triathlon. This race takes place at the Leadville’s CMC Timberline Campus starting at 10 a.m. and will consist of a 5-kilometer snowshoe, 10-kilometer snow bike and an 8-kilometer skate ski. This event will be open to both individual competitors and teams.
With incredible conditions awaiting participants and a reputation for courses that present tactical as well as physical challenges, this multi-discipline winter event is ideal for endurance athletes of all levels to test their abilities at a variety of snow sports. The snowshoe leg of the event takes place on off-piste singletrack, and the bike and ski portions will play out on groomed Nordic track.
As part of the race, there will be a Winter Tri Team Challenge specifically designed to encourage and recognize team efforts within the discipline. The Team Challenge winners will be eligible for special prizes based upon the combined times of all of the team’s participants.
Racers should meet at the CMC Timberline campus, just south of town, one hour before the start to leave time to register and coordinate equipment. It is suggested that participants call Pedal Power in advance at 970-845-0931 for directions.
HOW TO REGISTER
Advance registration for this event is $35 for individuals and $30 per person for teams. Racers can register on the day of the race for $45 for individuals or $30 per person for teams. Participants can register online at pedalpowerbike.com. They can also get forms at Pedal Power Bicycle Shop in Eagle-Vail or by calling 970-845-0931. For more information, call Pedal Power at 970-845-0931.
This is the fifth event of the 2014-15 Pedal Power Winter Race Series. The nonprofit series benefits local charities in Eagle and Lake counties. The next event in the Winter Race Series will be the Eagle-Vail Metro District Snow Mt. Bike Race. That race will take place on Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. with racer registration at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion.