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Updated by: Kim_Hamilton on 05/03/2012 07:40 AM
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Before the frogs compete, the humans will give it a tri: The 20th Annual Angels Camp Triathlon!
Angels Camp, CA....A mere few days before the frogs jump competitively in Angels Camp, there will be a number of humans swimming, biking, and running competitively in the same fabled town, at the 20th Annual Angels Camp Triathlon. Internationally known for its Frog Jumping Contest, made famous by author Mark Twain, historic Angels Camp, Calif., is also the home of this very popular triathlon, which will take place on Sunday, May 13, 2012 (Mothers’ Day), at 8:30 a.m., at the beautiful New Melones Reservoir....
Produced by On Your Mark Events, this fast and scenic triathlon course features a 1,000-yard swim (Warm water, high 60s to mid 70s. Wet suits are allowed, but not really needed.); a 16-mile bike (rolling, scenic loop course); and a 4-mile run (rolling jeep trail). The Angels Camp Triathlon will conclude with the awards ceremony, raffle, and a huge barbecue, with beer! (Those jumping frogs WISH they had it this good!)
The Angels Camp Triathlon entry fee is $65.00 advance (by May 4) and $75.00 after and race day; for team relay entries: $185.00, advanced, and $220.00 (by May 4) and $75.00 after and race day. (For those interested in On Your Mark Events’ Sierra Foothill Triathlon Series discount, that also includes the Bear Valley Triathlon on 9/2/12, visit this link.) Entry fee includes refreshments, T-shirt, awards, raffle ticket, awards, and post-race barbecue lunch, which also includes beer. The barbecue lunch will be available for non-entrants at $10.00 per adult, $7.00 per child.
All participants are advised to wear a swim cap for the swim and required wear a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved bike helmet for the bike.
The traditional (and crowd favorite) On Your Mark Events soapstone trophies will be awarded to the 1st overall male and female winners and etched glass trophies will be given to the masters (45-years and older) overall male and female finishers. The top three finishers (male and female categories) age groups in ten-year increments to 70-years-old and over will receive engraved medals. In addition, the top male and female and co-ed teams will also be awarded medals. Participants from all over California and Nevada competed in last year’s triathlon.
2011 Angels Camp Triathlon wining times:
Male Master: 1:42:11
Female Master: 2:07:50
Co-Ed Team: 2:06:59
The 20th Annual Angels Camp Triathlon will be held at New Melones Reservoir (Angels Creek Boat Ramp), located off of the Gory Hole Entrance (Highway 49 at Glory Hole Road), Angels Camp, CA (less than two hours away from the Bay Area). The race will kick off at 8:30, with check-in and race-day registration beginning at 7:00 a.m. The triathlon’s barbecue, awards ceremony, and raffle will be held at approximately 12:00 noon, at the beautiful Utica Park (covered-picnic-table area), located in downtown Angels Camp.
For more Triathlon information and/or an application contact On Your Mark Events at 209-795-7832 or visit their website. For nearby lodging information, call the Calaveras County Visitors Bureau at 800-225-3764. For camping availability at New Melones Reservoir, call 209-536-9094. Those who wish to register online, visit Active.com.
Since 1988 On Your Mark Event has produced, managed, and provided timing and results services for more than 800 sporting events. These numerous sporting events include runs, duathlons, triathlons, bike races, swimming competitions, and track and field meets. Headquartered in Arnold, California (central Sierra), the company is directed by (co-principals and husband and wife) Mark and Kandee Aiton.