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PLANS FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL PECK’S LAKE SPRINT TRIATHLON ANNOUNCED

Event Benefits Mountain Valley Hospice

The Fulton County Tourism Department of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Peck’s Lake Protective Association (PLPA) are presenting the Fifth Annual Peck’s Lake Challenge Sprint Triathlon to be staged at Sunrise Bay on Peck’s Lake in Fulton County, NY on Saturday, August 2.  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 $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.  Race memorabilia 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; typically the event is sold out two weeks prior. Entry forms can be found on the Chamber’s website, www.fultonmontgomeryny.org, calling the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber at (518) 725-0641, or by sending a request via e-mail to tourism@fultonmontgomeryny.org

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Mountain Valley Hospice.  Mountain Valley Hospice seeks to make hospice care available to all appropriate patients and families in Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery and Saratoga counties.  In providing care to persons with life-limiting illnesses, the goal of hospice is to alleviate symptoms enabling patients and families to concentrate on living as comfortably and fully as possible.  Mountain Valley Hospice provides care that is palliative, holistic and supportive.

Thank you to our sponsors: Gold Medal, Nathan Littauer Hospital, Silver Medal, Brown’s Ford of Johnstown, Bronze Medals, Alpin Haus, Wal-Mart DC #6096, and Benjamin Moore. 

For more information, please call the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber at (518) 725-0641 or e-mail tourism@fultonmontgomeryny.org.