PRESTONSBURG – The 4th Annual Dewey Lake Triathlon will be held at Jenny Wiley State Park’s Terry Boat Dock beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Local running club EKY RACERS is presenting the event.
The event is an Olympic distance triathlon and will consist of a .5 mile swim, a 26 mile bike and a 6.2 mile run. It will be professionally timed by Appalachian Timing Group and offer full course support along with finisher medals and top three medals for both men and women. Tech tees and EKY RACERS cinch bags will also be provided.
Registration is available at Harper OB/GYN at 400 University Drive Suite 211 in Prestonsburg. The entry fee is $50. Signups will also be held before the race at Terry Boat Dock just off Lake Drive in the Jenny Wiley State Park.
The event is open to athletes ages 16 and older.
It is recommend that the event not be a participant’s first open lake swim.
Following the event there will be a kids’ triathlon held at the same place. The kids’ event is free. A parent or guardian of each participant in the kids’ event must sign a waiver.
This kids’ triathlon will start around 11:30 a.m. Each participant in the kids’ triathlon should bring swim items, a bike and a helmet, running items and a towel. There will be a young kids’ division (age 6-12) and an older kids’ division (ages 13-16). Each participant in the kids’ triathlon will receive a free finisher medal.
“This is our 4th annual Dewey Lake event,” said race director Brent Graden. “We try to showcase the beauty in the area as well as offer something different. Last year, we had over five states represented in our event. We hope to do even more this year. And last year’s kids triathlon was a huge success. We must of had over 30 kids participate. They had a big smile on their face when they received that medal.!”
For more information, contact Graden at (606) 226-9353.