Unique, Intown Location for Fully Sanctioned USTA Sprint Triathlon

 

PATH Foundation today announced the debut of the Chastain Park “triPATHlon” event which will be held Sunday, May 8, 2011.

The first-ever triPATHlon – a benefit event for coordinating sponsors the PATH Foundation, Chastain Park Conservancy and Chastain Park Athletic Club – starts at 7:30 a.m. and includes a 400-yard swim in the Chastain Park pool, a 15-mile bike ride through one of Atlanta’s most beautiful neighborhoods around Chastain Park and concludes with a 5K run on the Chastain Park trail.

“This is a signature event to celebrate PATH’s 20th anniversary,” said Ed McBrayer, executive director of PATH Foundation. “We have built over 160 miles of walking and biking trails since 1991, and our first triathlon is a great way to mark the organization’s birthday.”

“The unique part of this race is being able to have all segments of Atlanta's first in-town triathlon at Chastain Park,” said Gip Johnson, executive director of the Chastain Park Conservancy. “Chastain Park is a valued resource to the people of Atlanta, and we hope everyone will come out and support this great event.”

"The Chastain Park Athletic Club welcomes triathletes and fans to our vibrant community," said Jim King, chairman of CPAC. "We hope all participants come back often to train, compete and relax with family and friends." CPAC operates Chastain Pool through a very successful public/private partnership with the City of Atlanta.

The triPATHlon is a fully sanctioned USTA sprint triathlon and one of a few in-town triathlon events in the country. Registration is limited to 550 participants.

The entry fee is $75 for USTA members and $85 for non-members.