The event will kick off at 7 a.m. sharp on Sunday, Sept. 15.
What separates the 'Tri For Real' and the three 'Tri For Fun'
triathlons are distance and timing. The distances increase from a 400-yard swim
to 700 yards, an 11-mile bike to 19, and a 3-mile trail run to 4 miles.
In addition, the “Real” is a timed event with ribbons and trophies for the top finishers in their sex and age groups.
Runners, bikers and swimmers have the opportunity to utilize
the lake and rolling hills of Shadow Cliff Park, followed by the flat and paved roads
running through Pleasanton and Livermore.
“We have made so many wonderful friends through the years because of the Tri For Fun. There are now literally thousands of people who cut their triathlon teeth with the Tri For Fun, and they keep coming back," said On Your Mark Events’ Co-principal Mark Aiton.
Why does this triathlon still thrive so well after so many
years? Many participants will tell
you it’s the entire the experience: the friendly and fun atmosphere, pleasant
scenery, and a great course.
Triathlete magazine agrees, when they once named the Tri For Fun Triathlon Series as one of the best triathlons in Northern America, a few years ago.
There is a 1,000-participant maximum for each triathlon. The triathlons do sell out.
Entry fee for the Tri For Real is ($75.00 advance, and $85.00 race-day). Preregistered entry for relay teams is $210, $10 will be added to race-day registrants. Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, snacks and beverages, awards ceremony, and a huge raffle.
For each race, check-in and registration will begin at 5:00 a.m., with the first wave hitting the water at 7:00 a.m.
To register or to receive more information about the Tri For Fun Triathlon Series, contact On Your Mark Events at 209-795-7832 or visit their website. Online registration is also available on Active.com.
Since 1988 On Your Mark Events has produced, managed, and provided timing and results services for more than 800 sporting events. These numerous sporting events include runs, duathlons, triathlons, bike races, swimming competitions, and track and field meets. Headquartered in Arnold, California (central Sierra), the company is directed by (co-principals and husband and wife) Mark and Kandee Aiton.