Off to the Races!
Jun 12, 2014
Tourism, destination racing, healthy lifestyles; family friendly sporting; beautiful sceneries—you'll find it all at this year’s Pomeroy Inn & Suites Triathlon Race Series.
From Vegreville to Peace River, the Pomeroy Inn & Suites 2014 Triathlon Race Series unites five major areas with powerful competitors.
The race series kicked off on Saturday, June 7, at the Vegreville Aquatic Centre.
This year the race series in Vegreville added the “Awards of Excellence” sponsored by the Pomeroy Inn & Suites. These awards see the top three from each age group in the Kids of Steel events and try-a-tri event receive individual prizes. There are also awards for teams entered in the try-a-tri and new junior/senior high school events.
Fort St. John was the second city to host the Race Series. Athletes raced out of Fort St John North Peace Leisure Pool on Sunday, June 8. It was an excellent turnout with 65 racers competing in the long course, short course and duathlon events.
On June 15, Grande Prairie’s Eastlink Centre will be abuzz with excitement as the next stop in Race Series gets underway. It is the 23rd year that Grande Prairie has hosted the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Race Series and the third year that the race has been held at the state-of-the-art Eastlink Centre.
Prince George is home to the fourth race of the season located at the beautiful West Lake Provincial Park. The park is 22 km southwest of the city. Pack a picnic and enjoy the serenity of the outdoors between races or gear up for your own hike around the area. The Olympic triathlon and duathlon are scheduled to begin at 9:00 am sharp. Sprint triathlons start at 9:30 am. You don't want to miss this great race or the massage tent!
On Sunday, August 24th, the Tri-River triathlon will be hosted in Peace River at the Peace River Regional Pool. Competition age groups start at 16 and are grouped accordingly. Whether you race in the series yourself or simply come to watch, you will enjoy the hospitality and scenery that Peace River has to offer.
When it comes to the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Race Series you’ll be sure to enjoy getting in on the action!