The 25th running of the Crescent City Triathlon is set for Sunday.
After being only a duathlon last year due to a major renovation at the Fred Endert Municipal Pool, the swimming portion of the local triathlon competition returns this year.
Coordinator Russ Burnett, who has been part of the event since its inception, said all involved are excited about the 25th edition of the race.
The accomplished triathlete considers the local event a perfect way for those who might not normally take part in longer triathlons to do a shorter triathlon.
Burnett said event attracts participants from Humboldt County and Oregon, as well as Del Norte County.
“It’s a really nice race course,” Burnett said. “People enjoy the scenery. You can’t beat the view while going down Pebble Beach Drive.”
If You Go
•What: Crescent City Triathlon
•When: Races start at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Day-of-race packet pickup begins at 6 a.m.
•Where: Fred Endert Municipal Pool, 1000 Play Drive.
•Registration: Entry forms are available at Fred Endert Municipal Pool, Back County Bicycles, or online at racecenter.com. Last-minute registrations will be accepted on the day of the race.
There will be an adult sprint triathlon (500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run) and a duathlon (1-mile run, 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run). Both races start at 8:30 a.m.
Participants will compete in age divisions ranging from 13 and under to 60 and up; triathlon teams are encouraged for combined age groups of under 100, 100-135, and over 135 years.
The sixth annual Kids Triathlon will start at 11 a.m., with age divisions of 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and distances appropriate to each age group.
Burnett said many families take part together and the race is a great way for people who want to become more healthy to have a goal of competing and “get outside and be active.”
Entry forms are available at the Fred Endert Pool, Back Country Bicycles, or online at www.racecenter.com.
The cost is $50 per person or $90 for a team. Kids under 12 are $20.
Those who decide to take part at the last minute are in luck. They can even sign up the day of the race. Indeed, last-minute entries are welcomed and expected, he said.