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image Judy Desmond grabs her bicycle during a transition at the Stansbury Days Triathlon in August 2018. Registration for this year’s race is open through Thursday, with the race itself scheduled for Saturday.

August 13, 2019
Handful of spots open for Stansbury Triathlon

With the Thursday deadline rapidly approaching for the annual Stansbury Days Triathlon, a handful of openings remain available for the popular local event.

“We cap the total at 125 for our spring triathlon. Today we still have about 15 spots open,” director Hillary Luke said.

She emphasized that registration closes Thursday and same-day registrations are not available.

Cost is $30 for Tooele County residents and $40 for non-county athletes. Additional details and registration is available at stansburydaystri.com.   

This year’s event is dedicated in honor of Mike Rueckert, a longtime Stansbury Park resident. He lost his life on New Year’s Eve in an unfortunate skiing accident. 

“Mike was longtime participant in our triathlon and his contagious smile will be forever missed,” Luke said. “He will be missed by all of us.”

The spring triathlon features a 500-meter swim in Stansbury Lake, a 12-mile bike ride through Stansbury and Erda and a 3.1-mile out-and-back run. 

“It’s an ideal first-time event for those who have considered triathlon competition and relays are also available,” Luke said. 

A triathlon for teenaged youths has been added to this year’s slate. It consists of a 150-meter swim, six-mile bike leg, and a 2.2-mile run.

The increasingly popular kids triathlon is held Friday for youth between the ages of 5-12. This includes a 50-yard swim in the Stansbury pool, 3.2-mile bike ride, and a 1-mile run. 

Luke says committee members extend special appreciation to sponsors Tooele Valley Cycle, Hinton Family Dental, Mountain West Medical Center, Urgent Care at Stansbury Springs, The Dance Center, and Stu’s Garage Doors.

“Because of these local businesses’ generosity we are able to hold a quality event at an extremely low entry fee,” Luke said.

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