3 for 3 Triathlon Goes Lime

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3 for 3 Triathlon, Sunday, Sept. 23, Hosted at the Riverview Family YMCA, South Bend, IN

  • Adult (ages 12 & up) 200-yard swim or .5-mile kayak, 8-mile bike, 2.5-mile run
  • Teen (ages 12-15) 100-yard swim, 3-mile bike, .5-mile run
  • Youth (ages 6-8 and 9-11) = 50-yard swim, 3-mile bike, .5-mile

SOUTH BEND, IN—This year’s addition of free LimeBikes for use at the annual 3 for 3 Triathlon erases one more excuse not to try a tri. Yes, if you want to jump in on the fun of a pool swim (or kayak) triathlon but don’t have a bike, now’s your chance.

The 3 for 3 Triathlon gives participants the option to kayak rather than get in the pool for the swim leg of the event — opening the door to many who want to enjoy competing without getting wet.

“We have partnered with LimeBike this year to provide free bikes for those who don’t have access to one for the race. They will be available and free to use which makes it great for beginners,” said Race Director Charity Schneider.

While more experienced triathletes love to join in on this tri, the pool swim or kayak option for the swim leg make it fun for all who either don’t like to swim or may not have a chance to practice open water swimming.

“It’s truly an event we invite all ages, 6 and up, to give a try,” Jeff said.

For adults ages 12 & up, the course is a 200-yard swim in the Riverview Family YMCA pool or participants can opt for a ½-mile kayak in the St. Joseph River just outside the Y. The 8-mile closed course bike route runs east and west along the river and the 2.5-mile run course is a loop on the riverwalk between the YMCA, Howard Park and Jefferson Boulevard.

More good news: Teams of two or three can sign up and compete together—just adding to the good time.

Beginners Clinic & Q&A

A beginner’s clinic and Q&A will be held onsite at packet pickup on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8-11am. Pete Colan from SpinZone Cycling/SportCrafters, will be available to answer questions and help guide in preparation for the event, including transition setup.

Proceeds from the 3 for 3 Triathlon benefit the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program for adult cancer survivors. This free program helps survivors recover from their cancer diagnosis and treatments by working to improve their overall strength, endurance, balance and flexibility through a supportive group environment.

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