Optimist Tri—A 25-Year Michiana Tradition

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“Warsaw” Optimist Triathlon, Saturday, June 30—Winona Lake, IN

  • Adult Sprint race
  • Youth Race
  • Adult Fun Kayak/Bike/Run wave

Optimist Tri 

You can participate in the 25th anniversary race of the Optimist Triathlon in Winona Lake, Indiana on Saturday, June 30, and at the same time support the youth of the community. Hosted by the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club, aka “Friend of Youth”, this competitive yet family friendly sprint triathlon donates all profits to area children’s programming.

It’s a USAT Sanctioned race with a USAT Referee and a USAT Certified Race Director on staff. Adult and Youth events will use the same course; the youth waves are shortened and will launch immediately following the adult waves. This year there is even a kayak option for those who don’t want to participate in the traditional swim portion of the triathlon.

Photo courtesy of InkFreeNews.com

The course involves a ¼ mile out-and-back swim in Winona Lake, a 14.4 mile bike on an open road course, and a 3.6 mile run on a scenic course with a few minor hills.

This year’s planners are expecting 600 participants and they are calling it “the best race of your racing year!” So get out there and join the fun!

“There’s really no limit,” says Assistant Race Director Jason Gergely. “If there is a kid’s association that comes and asks for money and it promotes the safety and well being of kids, it goes back to them.”

Featured photo courtesy of InkFreeNews.com.


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