The Center Recreation Beginner Triathlon is held each year at the Sand Dunes Swimming Pool in Hooper, Colorado. The philosophy of the event is to celebrate the accomplishments of all triathletes who participate. Participants are given a T-Shirt, a goody-bag, breakfast (after the event), and first timers receive a medal upon completion. Awards are not given for finishing in the fastest time, as the celebration for competing is left at the personal level. Finishers can also choose a special someone to hang their medal on them when they complete the event.
The Center Beginner Triathlon course, as it is geared for beginners, is ALL FLAT! The swim takes place at the Sand Dunes Recreation Pool, which is usually heated to around 95 degrees. The bike ride is an out and back 12 mile loop on flat, paved roads. The run is a 5K out and back flat course on paved and dirt roads. Aid stations are available at the mid way point on each course.
Click the following link for directions to the Sand Dunes Swimming Pool: http://www.sanddunespool.com/index.php/about-us/map-a-directions.html
We don't post results, but we do a post triathlon video each year. Here is the 2012 race video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b_-GrNo0hEI