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100 Miles of Torturous BlissSet amidst the stunning backdrop of the Great Lakes, you'll experience a unique and memorable challenge - 100 miles of triathlon bliss.
THE SWIM - 1 MILEWhen was the last time you swam in open water? In other words, a body of water you can't see across? A body of water subject to wind, and fetch, and swell, and tremendous currents? An enormous body of water with scores of shipwrecks on its floor, over half a league beneath the silvery surface? The Great Lakes are nothing less than a collection of fresh water inland seas.
THE BIKE - 84 MILESYour survival efforts in the swim will be rewarded with a scenic 84 mile bike ride through the Great Lakes Region, passing briefly through historic towns. The courses are fairly flat and fast with some rolling hills and mild climbs. This is a truly beautiful, challenging and historically significant region of the United States. Expect the weather to vary from mild temperatures and sunny skies to raging, cold gale force wind and rain - often in the same day. Occasionally, within the very same hour.
THE RUN - 15 MILESIt'll all seem worthwhile as you trot gracefully along the 15 mile run course, soaking in the tranquility of the lake shore and the vast Great Lakes scenery. The run courses are designed to be friendly. They are fairly flat with a few gently rolling dips. History and scenery abound.
THE REASONSYou'll enjoy every challenging minute of your 100 Mile Triathlon adventure knowing that you're racing for a great cause. A portion of every racer's entry fee will be donated to an important charity.
The Lake Erie race in June will benefit the Burning River Foundation as it endeavors to improve, maintain and celebrate the vitality of our Great Lakes freshwater resources.
The Lake Ontario race in October will benefit YMCA Camp Kenan's Camper Scholarship Fund to help more kids attend summer camp in a natural, outdoor setting on the shore of Lake Ontario.