fulton-county-chamber.jpgEvent Benefits Gloversville (NY) Boys & Girls Club


Gloversville, N.Y.-The Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Peck's Lake Protective Association (PLPA) are presenting the First Annual Peck's Lake Challenge Sprint Triathlon to be staged at Sunrise Bay on Peck's Lake in Fulton County, NY on Saturday, August 7.  The event is comprised of a ½ mile swim, a 9-mile bike ride, and a 3-mile run. Peck's Lake is located within the Towns of Bleecker and Johnstown in Fulton County, NY 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. Entry fee is $35 per racer for pre-registration and $45 per racer on the day of the race.  There will be a staggered start at the swim portion between a competitive/elite group and a participant group.  Racers may enter as individuals or as a 2- or 3-person team.  Tee shirts 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. In this inaugural year, the Peck's Lake Challenge Sprint Triathlon event is limited to 150 total athletes.    Entry forms can be found on the Chamber's website, http://www.fultoncountyny.org/ or by calling the Fulton County Chamber at (518) 725-0641.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Gloversville (NY) Boys & Girls Club. For more information, please call the Fulton County Chamber at (518) 725-0641 or e-mail info@fultoncountyny.org. The Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry, with over 940 members strong, is the leading voice of business in the region providing advocacy, resources and solutions for its members.


Contact: Mick Brenno, Peck's Lake Protective Association, Event Coordinator (518) 725-9041 mbrenno@nycap.rr.com Terry Swierzowski, Vice President, Director of Tourism and Communications (518) 725-0641 terrys@fultoncountyny.org