GLOVERSVILLE - The Fulton County Tourism Department of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Peck's Lake Protective Association will host the fourth annual Peck's Lake Challenge Sprint Triathlon at Sunrise Bay on Peck's Lake on Aug. 3.
The event is comprised of a half-mile swim, a nine-mile bike ride, and a three-mile run.
"We have less than one month until the Peck's Lake Triathlon and have 78 athletes registered toward our 175 cut-off," Director of Tourism Gina DaBiere-Gibbs said in a news release. "We encourage interested participants to register now since the race typically has sold out two weeks prior to the event closing registration before the July 31 deadline. Last year, we had participants from 10 states and various regions of New York."
Peck's Lake is located within the towns of Bleecker and Johnstown in Fulton County and inside the Adirondack State Park's "Blue Line."
The Peck's Lake Challenge swim course will begin at Sunrise Bay on the north side of the lake. After the swim, triathletes will begin a rolling and challenging bike ride along North Shore Road and proceed to the lake's South Shore Road and back to Sunrise Bay. After finishing the bike race, athletes will run on North Shore Road and again return to Sunrise Bay for the triathlon finish.
The entry fee will be $50 per racer for registration. There will be a staggered start at the swim portion between a competitive group and a participant group. Racers may enter as individuals or as a two- or three-person team; entry fees are $40 per each team member. Race caps will be guaranteed for the first 100 racers who sign up for the triathlon. Awards for the top three winners in each age group category will be presented.
The Peck's Lake Challenge Sprint Triathlon event is limited to 175 total athletes. Entry forms can be found on the Chamber's website, www.fultonmontgomeryny.org, calling the Fulton Montgomery Chamber at 725-0641, or by sending a request via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Gloversville, which promotes the social, educational, health, leadership, and character development of boys and girls during critical periods of their growth.
Sponsors include Brown's Ford of Johnstown, Alpin Haus, Wal-Mart DC No. 6096 and Railside Cafe. The LUNA Chix Albany Triathlon Team also donated LUNA bars.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available.