Sprint Tri in Eagle to Help Locals July 11. Make it Part of Weekend in the Mountains.

This is from the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, host of annual LG TRI sprint Triathlon slated to happen July 11. It may be the first triathlon in the state and can be part of a fun weekend in the mountains. They raise money to help families in the Eagle County community. Details of the event are below. They have worked hard to ensure a safe event and are very confident the event will happen. This is a great for the family and includes a fun mountain bike tour to kick off the week-end on July 10th.

There is no better place to be this summer than right here in beautiful Eagle County. The weather is perfect with cool, comfortable evenings and sunny Rocky Mountain days. Locals enjoy a relaxing pace of life and an abundance of open space. We’ve always got room for our residents, and having you here makes our community complete!

We write to you today with an invitation to participate in or volunteer for the LG TRI on July 11th at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink. We are excited to welcome neighbors and newcomers to our mountain town to this family-friendly event. New this year, we’ll have a family-friendly mountain bike ride to kick off the weekend on Friday night, July 10th. Participants may “choose their own” adventure on the Boneyard or Haymaker trails, and there will be trail leaders to provide a great way to experience something new. Afterwards, we’ll relax together with music, food, and beer.

We run the LG TRI in memory of Laura Genelin, a beloved mother, wife, friend, and triathlete. The Vail Valley Charitable Fund (VVCF) once helped Laura and her family with a direct aid grant and fundraiser when she was seeking treatment for cancer. The VVCF has been helping community members experiencing a medical crisis for 24 years to the tune of $8.2 million and over 1,700 families. We help over 50 people per year because of our fundraising efforts and extremely low overhead. 

For more details about the event, visit lgtri.com or click on the following links to participate: 

Eagle County has become the country’s guiding light for COVID-19 containment and recovery efforts. Your beloved community led Colorado in flattening the curve, has conducted the most COVID-19 tests per capita and is the first county in the state to welcome our second-home owners back. Come join us at altitude for a summer of fresh air and outdoor fun. We’d be honored if you joined us for the LG TRI, whether by participating or volunteering.  This community comes together so well in times like this.  All proceeds earned at the LG TRI will go right back to our community members facing financial burden because of a medical crisis. 

10th Annual BecTri

Avon

 

10th Annual BecTri Sprint Triathlon, 5K Walk/Run & Kid’s Duathlon

 

A fun sprint triathlon and a challenge for athletes of all abilities. Race as an individual or as a team.

The race starts with a 400m open water swim in the beautiful, high-altitude Nottingham Lake in Avon, Colorado. The 15K bike leg takes off from the park and circles through the Singletree neighborhood. The hill through the neighborhood climbs 400′ gently over about 1.7 miles. So it could be called a moderate hill… look at it as a challenge, not a threat! Head back down Highway 6 to Avon and back to the transition area. Transition from your bike and finish with a fast 5K run or walk along the pristine Eagle River paved path while friends and family cheer you on!

Race as an individual or with friends as a team – it’s a great race for beginners who want to experience the challenge of a high-altitude, open-water swim.  All levels of athletes are encouraged to participate and should enjoy the lake and course. Bring the family and your friends to spend a beautiful day in the park while you participate in a fun event that benefits the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, a local charity.

 

Event details and registration here