Monday, August 18, 2008

Press Release: Calling athletes and volunteers for U.S. Women’s Triathlon Sept. 7

Bookmark and Share


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2008

MEDIA CONTACT
Patrick Doherty
Economic Development Director
253.835.2612

Adina Johnson
Triathlon Producer
206.297.6801

Calling athletes and volunteers for U.S. Women’s Triathlon Sept. 7

Swim, bike, run or volunteer your way through the fifth annual U.S. Women's Triathlon atSteel Lake Park in Federal Way, Sept. 7. A women-only triathlon, the Federal Way race is the second of a four-city nationwide series.

Lady triathletes

Ladies of all athletic ability are invited to participate in the triathlon benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The race offers two options – a sprint race and a super-sprint race.
  • Sprint - .47 mile swim, 13.8 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
  • Super-Sprint - .23 mile swim, 6.2 mile bike, 1.55 mile run
Participants can run as individuals or in relay fashion. Entry fees range from $70 to $130.

Register online at: http://www.uswts.com/ or via mail by Sept. 2.

All participants are encouraged to attend the MultiSport Experience event Sept. 6 from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. at Steel Lake Park, South 312th Street. The MultiSport event includes training and nutrition clinics, product demonstrations and bargains on shoes, gear and apparel. Athletes can claim their triathlon goodie-bags, timing equipment and registration packets, while also getting body-marked and getting acquainted with the course and race procedures. The MultiSport Experience is free and open to the public. Athletes are also invited to enjoy food and beverages at a post-race party at Steel Lake Park.

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the event. Groups may qualify for special monetary incentives (up to $300, depending on the size of the group). For more information on volunteering, contact the City, 253.835-2652 or volunteer.coordinators@cityoffederalway.com.

Last year’s triathlon had about 1,000 participants and raised $32,000 for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
###
 Read the original press release (PDF)

0 comments:

Labels

Federal Way Blog Feed