New Triathlon Series Comes to Hamilton County
The Indianapolis Sailing Club on Geist Reservoir will play host to the inaugural Geist Triathlon on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Registration is now open for the sprint triathlon featuring a 500 meter open water swim, 10 mile bike ride, and 5K run. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a Geist-area cancer charity, Team Luke.
Tom Britt, publisher of the Geist Community Newsletter and co-founder of the St.Vincent Geist Half Marathon & 5K, has partnered with Planet Adventure to bring this event to the Geist Reservoir community.
“I’m excited to work with Planet Adventure to put on another great Geist community event,” said Britt. “I can’t think of a better host facility than the Indianapolis Sailing Club, the historic club that put Geist Reservoir on the map.”
Planet Adventure (www.PlanetAdventureRace.com) produces about 70 events per year, including trail runs, bike races, road runs, and triathlons. With the Geist Triathlon, a new TownePost Triathlon Series is being formed with two of Planet Adventure’s events: The Carmel Sprint Triathlon (April 14) and the Fishers Sprint Triathlon (September 15). Participants will earn points by competing in all three events with an overall mens’ and womens’ winner.
Team Luke, a 501(c)3 non-profit, supports cancer research, Rhythm Pax (percussion based music therapy kits) for oncology patients at Riley Children’s Hospital, as well as raising awareness to blood cancers through various community and athletic events.
Registration is now open for the Geist Triathlon at www.GeistTri.com. Cost is $80 per person. Follow them on Twitter @GeistTri and on Facebook (“GeistTri”). For more information on the TownePost Triathlon Series, visit www.TownePost.com/Tri.