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image Swimmers of all abilities participate in the 2017 Stansbury Days triathlon. Registration remains open for the annual event that will take place Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Charlie Roberts)

August 16, 2018
Triathlon kicks off annual Stansbury Days on Saturday

Although the clock rapidly ticks toward start time for the annual Stansbury Days Triathlon, there are still spots open for late registration.

The popular sprint triathlon kicks off the annual Stansbury Days community celebration Saturday at 7 a.m. 

About 100 athletes have registered with an additional 25 spots available.

The event includes swimming 500 yards in Stansbury Lake, a 12-mile bike course that winds through Stansbury Park neighborhoods and west Erda, and a 3.1 mile out-and-back run.

“The Stansbury Tri has proven to be a popular course for people participating in their first triathlon,” said event director Hillary Luke.

“We emphasize participation and fun more than competition,” she added. “And the morning weather promises to be ideal.”

Registration can be completed at or at the registration table Saturday at 6 a.m.

Fees are $25 for those living in Stansbury Park, $30 for other Tooele County residents, and $35 for those living outside the county. A $5 discount will be given for those using “Last Chance” code on the online registration.

Awards are given for the top three men and women finishers in each age group.

“All participants are eligible for a prize drawing that we have at the end of the race,” Luke said. “We appreciate all the generous gifts offered by so many of our area businesses and others.”

There is a special relay category available for those who may want to team with others for the swim, bike, and run legs of the event.

“We have four teams so far, and we would love to have more,” Luke said.

Village Boulevard construction may force a slight change of the traditional bike route. Participants will be given detailed instructions of the bike route prior to start time.

The event begins in two waves, with men starting the swim at 7 a.m. and women and relays starting five minutes later.

A shorter kids’ triathlon will be held Friday evening; however, registration for that event is full.

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