SOMC announces annual Tri for your LIFE triathlon

Southern Ohio Medical Center will host its annual Tri for your LIFE sprint triathlon this August.

This year’s Kids Tri for your LIFE is scheduled for Saturday, August 9. Start time for children between the ages of 11 and 14 is at 9:00am, while children between 7 and 10 will begin at 9:45am.

Prior to the competitive Kids Tri, there will be a Little Bear Run.  Children of all ages are encouraged to come out and run a non-competitive 50 yard dash.  As they cross the finish line, all youth will receive a medal.

The Kids Tri will begin in the Shawnee State University pool, and then transition to a bike ride along the floodwall and finishing with a run through the college campus.

“The Kids Tri for your LIFE gives our youth a chance to experience a variety of healthy activities,” Wendi Waugh, director of Community Health and Wellness said. “Whether you enjoy running, biking or swimming, there’s something for everyone.”

Start time for the adults’ Tri for your LIFE will be 8am on Sunday, August 10. The event will begin with a 200 meter swim in the SOMC LIFE Center pool, a 10 mile bike course and a 5k run through the city of Portsmouth.

“Tri for your LIFE is a great opportunity for athletes of all ages to improve their health and experience the community in a new way,” Waugh said.

Both triathlons can be ran individually or by relay. A duathlon (run, bike, run) is also an option.

Registration for the kids’ triathlon is $25 through July 15 and $35 between July 16 and August 7. Relay registration is $35 through July 15 and $45 between July 16 and August 7.

Registration for the adults’ triathlon is $45 through July 15 and $55 between July 16 and August 7. Relay registration is $55 through July 15 and $65 between July 16 and August 7.

Online registration closes August 7 at 11:59pm and there is no race day registration. For more information or to register, visit www.hfpracing.com.