Oswego Triathlon Set for Aug. 5
This year's race benefits the Oswego YMCA and Young Life.
The following was provided by Allied First Bank.
Allied First Bank, in conjunction with the Heritage YMCA, Oswego Business Community, and local city leaders is proud to announce the Second Annual Oswego Triathlon Presented by Allied First Bank.
This USA Triathlon sanctioned event will start at 8 a.m. on August 5, 2012 at Fox Ridge Stone Company, located at the intersection of Orchard Road and Route 71. The Triathlon course will be made up of standard SPRINT distances of 750m/ 0.5mi Swim, 20km/ 12.8mi Bike, and 5km/ 3.1mi Run. All net proceeds for the triathlon benefit the Heritage YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign and Oswego Young Life.
“Last year’s event was a tremendous success, and we are growing it to be even bigger and better this year,” said Triathlon Race Director Paul Rathman. “The fact that we are able to team up with the YMCA and Young Life so that all of the net proceeds for the event benefit their programs is an added bonus.”
The Triathlon start and finish line will be located at Fox Ridge Stone Co., with plenty of on-site parking for competitors, spectators, and volunteers. The swim will take place in the rock quarry, and certified emergency personnel will be on hand. The bike course will loop from Rt. 71, East to Douglas, West down Collins/Grove back through Reservation Road and finally onto Minkler and the run will be through Arbor Gates subdivision. The bike promises to have a few hilly challenges, but the run course is relatively flat.
Sponsoring partners for this year’s event include the main sponsor, Rush Copley Heathplex, as well as Belgio’s Catering, Go Nola, Health Source Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab , Holiday Inn Express and Suites Oswego, Oswego Cyclery, Oswego Patch, Weblinx, and the Heritage YMCA .