The 8th Annual Willow Creek Triathlon, benefiting Disabled American Veterans, will be held on August 3rd, 2013.
The purpose of the event is to raise money for the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network.
The money raised is used to purchase and maintain vans providing transportation of Vets to and from VA hospitals and clinics.
The money donated to the Triathlon stays within the local area, being evenly divided between the McKean and Warren County DAV Chapters
Last year, we raised over $22,000 for the Disabled American Veterans Association of McKean and Warren Counties.
Swimmers will enter the water at 5 second intervals. As the morning mist rises off the water, participants splash into Quaker Lake, swim around the lifeguard dock and back to the beach for a total of 300 yards.
Once out of the water, the racer crosses the timing pad and run through the beach house to their bikes, beginning the 15 mile race to the Corydon Hotel. The bike route loops around the north end of Quaker Lake and back to route 28-, through the Allegany State Park and then around the Allegheny Reservior. Totally surrounded by forest, the Allegheny Reservoir is the heart of one of the largest and most popular outdoor recreation complexes in the northeastern United States. With mile markers along the way, participants will weave through the forest to Giordano's New Corydon Hotel. Bikers dismount at the Hotel and put on their running shoes and head for the Willows Restaurant, 3 miles up the road. About one hour after the start, the first place winner crosses the finish line. Spectators, committee members, family and friends cheer the racers on until the last tri-athlete comes in.