Triathlon on course for eighth year
There are still a few spots available for those wishing to take on the Dinosaur Trail Triathlon.
The Annual Triathlon is celebrating its eighth year and is marking Canada’s 150th birthday with its event this year. Organizer Morgan Syvertsen says the roster is filling up quickly for the race, come Saturday, June 10.
“The surprise is there is not as many of the guys who have done it the last few years, so there is a lot of new people, which is really cool,” said Syvertsen. “This means it is an open field, so no one really knows what the competition is going to be like.”
While there are some on the course to win, there are many more taking on the triathlon just to finish. The event features a sprint race, and a full Olympic triathlon. This makes it a great event for the first timer or a seasoned competitor.
“We have people who have never done it before and take as long as they need to do the swim, and that’s great,” said Syvertsen.
The registration for the triathlon begins at 8 a.m., with aim of getting the Olympic competitors out of the starting gate by 9 a.m., and the sprint at 10 a.m.
For more information on the event or to learn how to register, go to the Drumheller Dinosaur Trail Triathlon Facebook page or email drumhellertriathlon@gmail. com