Sep 222011
 

 

Published by: Coastal Point

The Make-A-Wish Foundation Triathlon will return to Sea Colony near Bethany Beach this weekend, on Saturday, Sept. 24. The triathlon event boasts a 1.5K swim, 41K bike ride and 10K run, and for the first time, hosts an AquaVelo option, which includes just the cycling and swimming legs of the race, for athletes who prefer not to run.

Designed for everyone from the weekend warriors to seasoned triathletes, Saturday’s event is open to anyone 14 or older, with a maximum participation of 1,000 people.

Now in its 28th year, participants will take to the road and water as individuals or part of a relay team. All proceeds and pledges from the event will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, which serves Delaware, Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. The mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation is centered around granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

A few wishes granted to children in the Mid-Atlantic region have included becoming a superhero, traveling to Hawaii, enjoying a shopping spree and meeting a favorite athlete. Recently, a 9-year-old Dover girl named Katrina had her wish fulfilled when she and her family enjoyed a stay at Walt Disney World in Florida. The average cost of a wish in the Mid-Atlantic region is estimated at $7,500.

Registration fees are $150 per individuals for the full triathlon or AquaVelo, and $150 per member of a relay team. A pre-race meeting will take place in the transition area on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Sea Colony near Bethany Beach, with the race beginning promptly at 7:30 a.m. Post-race festivities, including an award ceremony, will take place at noon.

For more information about the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Triathlon at Sea Colony, visit http://midatlantic.wish.org.

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