The third annual Metchosin Triathlon is set for Aug. 9. More than 80 athletes are expected to compete on a course that includes a swim in Matheson Lake

Registrations are open for Metchosin triathlon

Scenic race route set for Aug. 9, open to all levels

Veteran triathletes and rookies alike are invited to give the third annual Metchosin Triathlon a try.

“This great grass roots event is perfect for both the first time triathlete and experienced racer,” said race director Adrian Walton of the Aug. 9 event.

The 750-metre swim course is comprised of one lap in Matheson Lake, followed by a 20-kilometre out-and-back bike ride through the winding, rolling countryside of Metchosin and East Sooke. Once off the bike, athletes will finish with a flat and fast five-kilometre run along the Galloping Goose regional trail.

This year’s race will have a Club Championship division. Points will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group plus one point for each participant. The club with the most points will be declared the Vancouver Island Club Champion.

The triathlon also includes a relay division.

To register or for more information, please go online to metchosintriathlon.ca.

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