Gloversville, N.Y.-The Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Peck's Lake Protective Association (PLPA) want to remind the community about the Third Annual Peck's Lake Challenge Sprint Triathlon to be staged at Sunrise Bay on Peck's Lake in Fulton County, NY on Saturday, August 4. The event is comprised of a ½ mile swim, a 9 mile bike ride, and a 3 mile run."We have less than two months until the Peck's Lake Triathlon and have 44 athletes registered toward our 175 cut-off," states Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Director of Tourism. "We encourage interested participants to register sooner rather than later as the race typically sells out two weeks prior to the event date. Last year we had participants from seven states, Canada, and various regions of New York." 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 $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 2- or 3-person team; entry fees are $40 per each team member. T-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. The Peck's Lake Challenge Sprint Triathlon event is limited to 175 total athletes. Entry forms can be found on the Chamber's website, http://www.fultoncountyny.gov/, calling the Fulton County Chamber at (518) 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 NOAH (Needy or Alone and Hungry) Program, located at St. John's Episcopal Church in Johnstown, NY, a volunteer organization that serves free meals every Sunday. For more information, please call the Fulton County Chamber at (518) 725-0641 or e-mail email@example.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry, with over 850 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, email: email@example.com Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Director of Tourism, (518)725-0641, email: firstname.lastname@example.org