A nice new triathlon in Fletcher at the Lelia Patterson Center (for you runners, this is where the Frostbite 5k/10k is held every February).
Information from the race organizers:
We are pleased to announce Henderson County’s FIRST ever triathlon coming to Fletcher this summer! The event will be held at the Leila Patterson Center (LPC) in Fletcher, NC on Sunday, August 19th, 2012. The LPC Triathlon is a perfect event to challenge yourself and features an easy 200 yard pool swim at the beautiful LPC, a 17.5 mile challenging bike on quiet country roads and a rolling 5k run. We encourage both individuals and relay teams to participate. In the LPC Triathlon Team Competition, you don’t have to be a three-sport triathlete to be in the triathlon. You can pick whichever sport is your best event and just swim, just bike, or just run for a team.
The race entry fee allows participating in the triathlon event and a portion of the race proceeds will benefit the LPC swim program for underprivileged children.
Early registration (through June 15, 2012) is $40. After that the cost will increase to $45 for regular registration and to $50 for late registration. Online registration and more information is available at IMAthlete. Stay plugged in by liking the LPC Triathlon Facebook Page.