You are invitedto warm-up for the upcoming summer triathlon season!Every year on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, the Bucyrus YMCA sponsors a sprint triathlon that ushers in the season for a fun-loving group of swimmers, bikers and runners.Some individuals compete as teams, other hardy souls complete the whole course and use the event as training. And we have a working theory that some folks come just for the home-baked cookies. But every competitorenjoys the encouragement and support true athletes bring each other.And we think the T shirts are cool!
Our annual Memorial Day weekend triathlon starts with a 500-yard swimin an indoor 6-lane pool with 2 competitors per lane.Seeding is based upon the estimated swim time from the entry forms. Next, the 12-mile bike route is on a fast, mostly flat loop on country roads and state routes.Helmets are required, and the route is not closed to traffic. Volunteers will aid bikers at each turn.The final leg will be a 5K run(flat, straight, blacktop, out and back) route on county roads with a water-stop at the midpoint.Refreshments will be provided, and an award ceremony will be held when the race is concluded.