Donner Lake Triathlon only two weeks away |

Donner Lake Triathlon only two weeks away

Dust off your running shoes and tune up your bike – this summer’s Donner Lake Multi-Event Challenge is just around the corner. This year’s event is set for July 18.

The Multi-Event Challenge includes events for all ages and abilities. The 18th annual International Distance Donner Lake Triathlon includes a 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run; participants can enter as individuals or part of a relay team.

The sprint triathlon (.250-mile swim, 6-mile bike and 2-mile run) is perfect for the newcomer to the sport and may serve as an excellent event to transition athletes to longer distances of triathlon.

Runners and walkers can participate in either the 10K run/walk (6.2 miles) or 2x5K relay (3.1 miles each).

Both run courses are certified loops around Donner Lake.

For an entry form, stop by any local sporting good store or call the event hotline at (530) 757-6017.

Participants may sign up via e-mail, at, or at the pre-race expo on Saturday, July 17. Entry fees very by event and date of registration.

Registered participants receive an official event T-shirt, race bag and post-race luncheon compliments of Chevy’s Fresh Mex.

After the event, participants are invited to cool off in the beer garden and enjoy a free massage.

Additional post-race activities include a booth expo, music and lunch.

The afternoon will conclude with an awards and raffle ceremony featuring Timex watches.

Volunteers are needed for this year’s event. Many positions are available, including staffing water stations, assisting with finish line timing and course monitoring.

Volunteers have access to the best spectator sites and get free T-shirts, free entry to the West End Beach and a post-race lunch.

To volunteer, call (530) 757-2012, Ext. 12.

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