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Dunk-N-Dash series begins Monday

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado – Plum TV’s annual Dunk-N-Dash is a five event swim/run series that starts at 6 p.m. Monday and runs every Monday evening through Aug. 9. The Dunk-N-Dash series is intended to act as a training ground for athletes preparing for duathlons or triathlons in Colorado and is the only open water swim event in Eagle County.–

New this year, participate in all five events to win $1,000 cash. Or, enter the points series to win $250 cash.

Pre-registration is open until 5 p.m. the day before each race day ($15 per race) online at http://www.active.com or you can register at the Avon Recreation Center. Race day registration is available for $20 at the Avon Recreation Center until 4 p.m. or at 5 p.m. at the registration tent located by Nottingham Lake (cash only). Individual registration for all five events is $62.-

The swim will be approximately 870 yards (1/2 mile) or 1,740 yards (one mile) in Nottingham Lake. Swimmers should be prepared for water temperatures between 65-74 degrees.-The 5K run starts and finishes at the lake’s pumphouse.-The running course runs north around Nottingham Lake, follows the path to Avon Elementary, and turns onto the scenic river recreation path. At Bob the Bridge, runners turn around and return on the same path, detouring to the south side of the Lake for the finish line.

The event will be timed by Altitude Sports and will be cumulative. Post-race snacks will be available for participants, family and friends beginning at 7 p.m. near the finish at Nottingham Park. All cash winnings will be awarded at the last Dunk-n-Dash event, Aug. 9.

In the event of lightning, the race may be canceled and rescheduled for the following week. Call Avon Recreation Center 970-748-4060 to confirm rescheduled races.

For more information, call Danita Chirichillo at 748-4032.

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