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July 15, 2009 > Tri-for-Fun triathlon

Tri-for-Fun triathlon

Submitted By Jonathan Lance

On Your Mark Event's Tri-For-Fun Triathlon Series' 2nd leg (of four) will be held on Saturday, July 18, 7 a.m. at Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, 2500 Stanley Boulevard in Pleasanton.

The Tri-For-Fun Triathlon Series continues to be a huge hit with seasoned triathletes and first time triathletes. "Triathlete" magazine agrees, when they named the Tri-For-Fun Triathlon Series as one of the top 12 triathlons in North America.

Utilizing the lake and rolling hills of Shadow Cliff Park and the flat paved roads running through Pleasanton and Livermore, the Tri-For-Fun features a course distance of 400-yard Swim (warm, clean lake); 11-mile bike (loop course, flat streets); 3-mile run (rolling fire trail).

The course is perfect for the newcomer as well as the seasoned triathlete. Along with the shorter (than usual tri distance) course and the safe, friendly, and non-competitive atmosphere, the Tri-For-Fun makes an excellent event for the numerous first-time triathletes. It's not unusual to see a 10 year-old running alongside a 70 year-old. Though the Tri-For-Fun triathlons are not competitive, there is a large timing clock so each participant can check on his/her time personal achievement.

After the novice athletes master the first three Tri-For-Funs, they can meet the challenge of the final event - the Tri-For Real. This final event of the series is held at the same location, but the distances have been increased to 700-yard swim, 20-mile bike, and 4-mile run.

Entry fee for the three Tri-For-Funs is $55 in advance, and $65 day of race. Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, refreshments, snacks, and entry into the always exciting raffle (must be present to win). ($65 advance and $75 day of for the Tri-For-Real, which also includes trophies and medals.)

Check-in and registration will begin at 5:00 a.m., with the first wave hitting the water at 7 a.m.

The remaining 2009 On Your Mark Events' 22nd Annual Tri-For-Fun Series dates are August 15 for the Tri-For-Fun #3 and September 20 for the Tri-For-Real. All races start at 7 a.m. at Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, 2500 Stanley Boulevard, Pleasanton.

To register or to receive more information about On Your Mark Events' Tri-For-Fun Triathlon Series, call (209) 795-7832 or visit their Web site at

Tri-For-Fun 2nd Triathlon
Saturday, July 18
7 a.m.
Shadow Cliffs Regional Park
2500 Stanley Boulevard, Pleasanton
($55 advance/$65 day of)
(209) 795-7832

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