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Aug 282013
 

The third annual Sweet Tri Triathlon will take place on Saturday, Aug. 31, as part of the Taylor Sweet Corn Festival on Labor Day Weekend. With individual and relay categories in the main event and a youth duathlon (run, bike, run) race for the kids, the Sweet Tri has something for the whole family.
Entries will be capped at 150 triathletes for the main event and are filling up quickly. Registration closes Thursday night, Aug. 29, so hurry to register at www.sweettri.com.
The event begins at 6:30 a.m., and includes a 525-yard swim followed by a 13.1-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run.
The youth duathlon for kids ages 6 to 14 will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. with a half-mile run, followed by a one or two-mile bike ride, and a sprint run to the finish line.
Drew and Deana Griffin have shown their community spirit and commitment to health and fitness by working to bring about the third annual Sweet Tri, which promises to be the best Sweet Tri yet.
A competitive field is expected this year, with last year’s winners Joshua and Whitney McAdams coming to defend their overall titles. Joshua also holds the course record and the distinction of being the only racer ever to break the one-hour mark.
This year’s event enjoys community support many business sponsors, including Kay Supply, Miles Eye Center, Hatch Motor Company, SEI Real Estate Professionals, Heritage Inn, Wells Fargo and Mountain Mobile Auto Glass. The towns of Snowflake and Taylor are also sponsoring the event.
All proceeds from the race will go to fund the eventual replacement of the roof on the Snowflake Swimming Pool building and to support the Snowflake High School cross country team.
Sweet Tri organizer Drew Griffin, along with Glen Stuart, voluntarily coaches the cross country team, which had been cut from the school roster two years ago before being brought back by Griffin.