Henderson Harbor Triathlon

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By Scott Atkinson

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

July 13, 2013 at 6:30 AM until 12:00 PM

Location: Henderson Harbor Boat Launch, Henderson Harbor, New York

Phone: 315-777-9274

Email: bpeck@nnychildrenshome.com

Link: http://www.nnychildrenshome.com

Event Description

Olympic Event Added To 22st Annual Henderson Harbor Triathlon

Watertown: Exciting changes are planned for the 22nd annual Henderson Harbor Triathlon. This year marks the inauguration of a new Olympic Triathlon division at the event scheduled for Saturday, July 13, 2013. Online registration is currently open at www.active.com.

The event’s planning committee reached their decision to expand the long-running, well known athletic event with official Olympic distances to in response to numerous requests for such a division in the competition. The traditional Sprint Triathlon division will continue as in years past however the distances have been slightly modified. The Duathlon division has been eliminated.

These changes are expected to attract an even greater number of racers to the spectacular views and unparalleled hospitality of beautiful Henderson Harbor, New York. Last year, nearly 300 competitors participated. Nearly 400 are expected this year from the North Country and the far reaches of New York State, southeastern Canada, and surrounding areas.

Once again hosted by the Children’s Home of Jefferson County (CHJC) and Credo Community Center for the Treatment of Addictions, the event begins at the Henderson Harbor Boat Launch on Route 178. Registration starts at 6:30 am. The Olympic race begins at 8:30 am and the Sprint at 9:00 am.

The Olympic event consists of a 1.5 K swim, 40 K bike, and 10 K run. The Sprint event consists of a 750 K swim, 20 K bike, and 5 K run. Both events allow participants the option of competing as an Iron Person or as part of a team with up to three competitors. Competitive race categories for both events include Iron Man, Iron Woman, and Team, with several age brackets in each category.

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If postmarked on or before July 5, 2013, registration fees for the Olympic competition are $75.00 for an Iron Person and $100.00 for a team. After July 5th, Olympic registration fees are $100.00 for an Iron Person and $150.00 for a team. Sprint competition fees before July 5th are $50.00 for an Iron Person and $75.00 for a team. After July 5th, Sprint fees are $75.00 for an Iron Person and $125.00 for a team.
Fees include race registration, an event T-shirt to the first 200 registered athletes, a post race cookout, and the awards ceremony.

Athletes will enjoy Henderson Harbor’s spectacular views as they move across some of the best shoreline and well maintained scenic roads in the North Country. Each year, the waterfront community welcomes back the event with a rally of support and excellent facilities.

The event would not be possible without the continued support of the Henderson Harbor Town Board, Fire Department, Rescue Squad, and Highway and Recreation Departments. The event’s success is also dependent upon the cooperation of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, the Henderson Harbor Yacht Club, the Association Island RV Park, and local residents. Special thanks are extended to the many dedicated volunteers who help keep everyone safe and the event running smoothly.

Event proceeds benefit the Children’s Home of Jefferson County’s SoZo Teen Center and the CREDO Community Center.

CHJC’s adult supervised drop-in Teen Center, located in the Marcy Building, just off Public Square at 167 Polk Street, Watertown, provides local teens a place to safely engage with their peers while enjoying activities like pool, video games, computer access, and movie nights. Youths also have the opportunity to receive help with homework, tutoring, and job skills training. More than 400 teens are registered at the Center with nearly 40 teens attending every day. In all Center programs, the staff stresses character building, leadership, and life skills. The SoZo Teen Center is open Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 8:30 pm and till 9:00 pm on Fridays.

For over 39 years, Credo Community Center has been providing treatment to individuals whose lives have been negatively impacted by substance abuse. Credo Community Center has four residential treatment programs with a combined total of 72 beds, providing treatment to adolescents, women and children, and adult males. In addition Credo provides Outpatient substance abuse treatment services in Carthage and Watertown, treating 250 individuals on any given day.

For more information on this year’s Triathlon, contact Barb Peck at (315)777-9274 or e-mail bpeck@nnychildrenshome.com. Register online at www.active.com or www.nnychildrenshome.com
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