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‘You Don’T Have To Win, You Just Have To Tri’

YOU have just a few days remaining if you wish to participate in one of the most gruelling, but fastest growing triathlons in the country.

The Powerade Potcakeman Triathlon will swim, bike and run its third parties edition at Jaws Beach September 5. Registration is available at - http://www.active.com/nassau-np/races/the-powerade-potcakeman-triathlon-2015.

Individual age group registration is $85, relay registration $55 per member and the kids Puppy Tri $50.

The Potcakeman is a sprint distance triathlon taking place each September. The races include adults, relay and kids events. The distances are 750m swim, 21k bike, 5k run. Participants can compete in the entire race or part of a relay team doing one or two legs each.

A kids’ race follows with the distances of 100m swim, 5k bike, 1k run.

The aim of the event is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle in a fun way for the whole family. The motto of the event is ‘You don’t have to win, you just have to tri.’

All money raised from the event goes towards local spay/neuter animal charity Baark!

In 2014, the second annual Potcakeman Triathlon featured over 200 participants. Featuring chip timing sponsored by Purina, the first person over the finish line was part of the Freeport-based team ‘Executive Marine.’

Kelly Kramp was crowned overall men’s winner finishing with a time of 1:12:08 and newcomer Ashleigh O’Mahony won the women’s division in 1:19:20.

The new champions were presented with dog-bone shaped trophies plus an Ironman watch donated from John Bull and a Kenneth Cole leather bag from The Shoe Village.

Over 30 participants competed in a triathlon for the first time last year.

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