2014-07-10 / Sports

Paul Bunyan Triathlon returns

MANISTIQUE – There’s still plenty of time to train for the upcoming city of Manistique Paul Bunyan Triathlon on Aug. 16. Organizers have been busy putting together the final details for the event.

The event originated in 2012 as a fundraiser to maintain and improve Central Park.

The triathlon will include a 400-yard swim in Quarry Lake, 16-mile bike ride and 5K run. The race will start and finish at Central Park in Manistique near the north entrance.

Participants can compete as individuals or as a member of a team. Team categories include all male, all female and coed. Minimum age for the swim portion of the competition is 16.

Applications are available online at www.cityofmanistique.org under the download tab.

Late registrations will be accepted until 6 p.m. on Aug. 15. Check-in on race day is open from 7:30 -8:30 a.m. Participants are asked to be on time to ensure a timely start of the race at 9 a.m.

For further information on the Paul Bunyan Triathlon, contact Manistique Recreation Director Kristi King at (906) 341-2290 or email her at manistiquerecreation@live.com.

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