The annual Homer Mariner Triathlon is coming up this weekend and promises as much fun and friendly education as ever.
It all kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday at Homer High School with a 1,000 yard swim in the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center pool. From there, athletes will take off on their bikes for a 15 mile ride up East Hill Road and down West Hill Road to the Homer Spit. The race ends with a 5 mile run back up from the Spit to the high school.
Participants are asked to register either as individuals or as teams of two to three.
“This feel-good community event brings together hardcore athletes and fitness novices alike, with all proceeds benefiting the (Homer High School) Swim and Dive team,” according to a press release from Race Director Paul Story.
Each participant will receive a commemorative T-shirt courtesy of Cycle Logical, this year’s sponsor. The top three men and women in each age group will also get custom-made medals in the shape of the Mariner wheel.
Participants must pick up their bibs the night before the race. They can do this from 4-6 p.m. Friday at Cycle Logical.
To register or to get more information, visit the triathlon’s Facebook page, “Homer Mariner Triathlon.” You can also call Story at 235-4685 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.