Whitehouse, Texas —
Saturday, September 17, 2011
More than 300 triathletes are expected to compete in the fourth Annual Rose City Triathlon. Competitors will range from first-time triathletes to experienced elite triathletes.
The Rose City Triathlon has been honored to be selected as the host site for the USA Triathlon South Midwest Region's Sprint Championship.
The Rose City Triathlon will be held at Lake Tyler West, near the marina, on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 8:00 a.m. At 6:00 a.m. the transition area will open and at 7:30 a.m., the swim start wave staging will begin. Athletes will face a 650-meter swim in Lake Tyler, a 14.1-mile scenic bike ride through beautifully shaded, rolling hills, and a 3 mile run. Spectators can view the entire swim and run course.
Hosted by East Texas Triathletes, this USA Triathlon sanctioned event benefits Hospice of East Texas. An award winning event, the Rose City Triathlon has been selected by the USAT Triathlon South Midwest region as "Favorite Triathlon" in past years.
The East Texas Triathletes team is hoping that this event will introduce the growing sport of triathlon to many East Texas residents. This beginner-friendly race is an excellent opportunity for those interested in trying their first triathlon. Relay teams are welcome as well. Additionally, anyone interested in finding out about triathlon is welcome to watch the race. Some fun facts about our current registration: there are 47 out-of-state participants including those from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, California, and Maryland; 90 plus first time triathletes; and 75 are over the age of 50!
Sponsors of the triathlon include Peltier Nissan; East Texas Medical Center; Racquet and Jog; Farris Machine; American Gold and Diamond; Urology Tyler, PA; Cobb Cycling; Air Aide; Elite Bicycles; East Texas Doctors of Chiropractic; Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce; Texas State Optical; Syler Veterinary Clinic; Premier Fitness; Hammer Nutrition; Trinity Mother Frances Hospital; and Alan’s Lawn & Landscape.
Triathlon is a fun, challenging sport that offers variety, cross-training, and a supportive group of fellow athletes. East Texas Triathletes members range from middle-school aged to adult and are excited to offer the Fourth Annual Rose City Triathlon to introduce more East Texas sports enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to the growing sport of triathlon.
For more information or to register, visit http://rosecitytri.com