Los Alamos Triathlon Weekend Aug. 17-18

COUNTY News:

Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division Aug. 17, for the oldest continuously running triathlon, the 39th Annual Los Alamos Triathlon.

The race consists of a 20K bike with challenging climbs and great scenery. Then into the pool (feet first) for a 400 meter swim; and finish with a 5K run from the Aquatic Center to the First Baptist Church on Diamond Drive and back.

The event is around the corner, just three weeks away, so sign up now and bring along a friend or two. After the event there will be awards, food and lots of give-a-ways. Participants can download the registration form here, register online at Active.com or walk-in at the Aquatic Center.

The following road closures will be in effect for this race: Canyon Road will be closed 5-11a.m., to thru traffic from Central Avenue to the Los Alamos United Church and Canyon Road will be closed 5-11a.m. from Central Avenue to Diamond Drive. There will be cyclists traveling 7-9:30 a.m. on Canyon Road, Diamond Drive and West Jemez Road, and runners traveling 8-11 a.m. on Canyon Road and Diamond Drive.

Police officers will be directing traffic at the intersections of Diamond and Canyon, Trinity and Diamond, Diamond and West Jemez Road and Diamond and Orange Street.

The 20th Annual Los Alamos Kids Triathlon is Sunday, Aug. 18 and the race is a continuous event. Kids will bike up Canyon, run from Canyon around the Aquatic Center parking lot, then enter through the front of the Aquatic Center to complete their swim, and exit to the finish line. The event begins at 1 p.m. at the Aquatic Center. Canyon Road will be closed noon-4 p.m. at 15th Street. Canyon Road will reopen at 5 p.m. from 15th Street to Central Avenue.

Volunteers for both events are needed for traffic control, packet pick-up, timing and various small duties. Volunteering at the Triathlon is fun, with opportunities to meet new people of all ages and see outstanding athletes in action. All volunteers receive a t-shirt and the gratitude of participants and the Recreation Division.

Direct questions to the Los Alamos County Recreation Division at 505-662-8173 or lacrec@lacnm.us.

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