17th Annual Crystal Lake Triathalon
The 17th annual Crystal Lake Triathlon is on Saturday, August 19 at Crystal Cove in Averill Park. The race is a USAT sanctioned sprint distance and is one of the most scenic races in the area.
Beginning at the Crystal Cove beach, the swim features a single loop of a half-mile. Transitioning into the bike leg racers set out on a gorgeous out/back 18-mile bike course. After biking around the far side of the lake, the first descent brings you into rolling hills that pass through the beautiful countryside of Rensselaer County. Finally, the three-mile run finishes on a mostly flat run course around Crystal Lake.
The Aquabike race will be back this year. Co-race director Kenny Hart adds, “The club is proud to announce the addition of two new categories: a male/female division for active/veteran military and male/female division for first responders (police/fire/EMS).”
Packet pickup on Friday night will be at Power House Athletics in Albany or on race day morning prior to the first wave starting at 8am. Billed as one of the toughest sprint bike courses in the area, organizers strongly recommend previewing the course on Tuesday Night weekly training with the Capital District Triathlon Club. For details and registration, go to: cdtriclub.org.
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