By Morgan Bryce
The third annual “EXTERRA Auburn” bike race will be held Aug. 18 at Chewacla State Park in Auburn.
According to event organizers from TRI Auburn, “athletes around the world will race in off-road triathlons in some of the most spectacular environments on the planet.” The swimming portion of the competition will be held in the park’s 26-acre lake, and biking/running portion along 25-plus miles of mountain bike trails.
Sanctioned by USA Triathlon, all event competitors are required to possess a USAT license. Those interested can purchase an annual license for $50 at www.teamusa.org, or a one-day pass for $15 during registration on the day of the triathlon.
Registration forms are available online. Following is a list of options available:
Challenged athletes – $85 plus $5.10 sign-up fee
Individual – $85 plus $5.10 sign-up fee
Two-person relay team – $150 plus $9 sign-up fee
Three-person relay team – $215 plus $12.90 sign-up fee.
First, second and third-place awards will be given to the winners of each age group. Each participant is guaranteed to receive a T-shirt, swim cap and gift bag. All finishers will receive a finisher’s medal.
For more information, visit www.triauburnal.com or call 334-821-0555. The park is located at 124 Shell Toomer Parkway in Auburn.