The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

By Tommy Wells
Seward Phoenix LOG 

Tri-Harder-Thon race scheduled for this weekend


Extreme athletes will have another chance to paddle, run and bike their ways into triathlon history this weekend when the 2017 Tri-Harder-Thon gets under way. The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 22.

As part of the race, athletes will paddle a kayak five miles, compete in a six-mile run and complete the 26-mile event with a 15-mile bicycle ride on the Seward Highway.

According to the Seward Parks and Recreation Department, the 2017 Tri-Harder-Thon will begin at 9 a.m. at the Primrose Day Use area (Mile 18 off the Seward Highway) with the 5-mile kayak race. Following the kayak leg, the 6-mile trail run will follow from the Primrose campground to the Meridian/Grayling trailhead parking lot, where the bicycle stage will begin. During the bicycle stage, participants will be required to utilize bike stands, bright clothing, and helmets. The finish will be at the Wellington picnic area along waterfront park in Seward. Volunteers will be directing the cyclists on the course.

Bib check-in will be held from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on Saturday at the Wellington picnic area. Racers are required to take the shuttle to the start of race.

There is an event time limit of six hours. If racers are not off the run trail by 12 p.m., they will be disqualified. SPRD staff will sweep the trail after the last runner and sweep the bike route after the last biker.

Following the race cold beverages and a hot picnic will be available at the Wellington picnic area. Awards will be given at this time.


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