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Team BEAST to Host Youth Triathlon June 27

May 26, 2010

Team BEAST (Burlington Endurance Athlete Sports Team) has scheduled its youth triathlon to begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 27, in Dankwardt Park, 2700 S. Main St., Burlington, Iowa. Youth ages 7 to 14 may participate.

Race distances vary by age group:

Age Group      Swim               Bike                Run

7 to 8               50 yards           1 ½ miles          ¼ mile

9 to 11             100 yards         2 miles              ½ mile

12 to 14           200 yards         3 miles              1 mile

Team                100 yards         2 miles              ½ mile

The race begins in an outdoor pool in Dankwardt Park. Certified lifeguards will be in the pool. The bike course is out and back, mostly in Dankwardt and Crapo parks. Helmets are required. The run is on sidewalks, streets and grass. Chip timing will be used.

Race sponsors are Great River Medical Center, Berthel Fisher Co., Clear Falls Bottled Water and Conditioning, The Coca-Cola Company, The Hawk Eye and Lance Inc.

The registration fee for individuals is $20 ($25 after June 26); team registration is $45 ($60 after June 26). There is a $5 discount off the individual racer fee for the second child from the same immediate family.

To register, please visit www.teambeast.org or www.getmeregistered.com. For more information about the race, please call (319) 759-5893 or e-mail bkaad@mepotelco.net. Those interested in volunteering at the event may e-mail pulch@mepotelco.net.