Registration open for Maple Ridge triathlon

Registration is open for the Iron Mountain Triathlon, which takes place June 18 and 19 in and around Whonnock Lake in east Maple Ridge, the site for the 2009 World Police and Fire Games.

This year’s race features five distances for every level of competitor.

The Olympic distance triathlon will see competitors swim 1.5 km, bike for 40 km, and run for 10 km. The sprint distance triathlon includes a 750-metre swim, 23-km bike ride, and 4.6-km run.

This year there will also be a beginner-friendly super-sprint race, with a 350-metre swim, an 8-km bike, and a 2.3-km run.

The race will also feature a kids-only race, and a swim-only race.

The Olympic distance triathlon is the fourth race in the Triathlon Association of B.C.’s Provincial Race Series.

Proceeds from the event also benefit the Crohns and Colitis Society of Canada.

• For more information about the Iron Mountain Triathlon, visit www.ironmountaintriathlon.com. Registration closes June 16.

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