Julie Hughes Triathlon

29th Annual Julie Hughes TriathlonWe just let our staff know there is a Julie Hughes Triathlon on Saturday May 18th at 8:30a.m. The Baranof Baracudas Swim Club is organizing Sitka’s annual Julie Hughes Triathlon. The triathlon will begin at Blatchley Middle School at 8:30 A.M. sharp. This challenge begins with a 5-mile run, followed by a 12-mile bike ride, and finished by a 1,000 meter swim. There will also be a short version of the course for participants 12 and under. The entry fee this year is $25 per person. Participants can enter as individuals or as teams.

The event was originally hosting and directed by the Hughes family themselves. The proceeds go towards the Sitka Cancer Survivors Society in memory of a young lady who lost the battle with Leukemia at only 15. This will be the 29th year honoring Julie’s memory and courage.

Adding to the fun this year will be the high school challenge. Sitka and Pacific high schools (along with several other groups) who bring in the most participants can earn up to a $200 donation for their school activity fund.

Registration can be done in a few ways:

– Friday, May 18th between 4:30-6:30 p.m. or
– Saturday morning 7-8:30a.m. at the Hames Athletic and Wellness Center
– Or online at: http://juliehughestri.com/

For more information regarding this event click here or contact Kevin Know at 738-4664 or send an e-mail to bbsc.sitka@gmail.com.

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