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Take the 2016 Gainesville Biathlon Challenge!

3/30/2016

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is excited to announce the 2016 Gainesville Biathlon Challenge race schedule. If you want to test your athletic ability or set a new goal, this annual series of races is a fun and affordable choice!

The first 2016 Gainesville Biathlon Challenge is Saturday, April 23 at H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool. The challenge is a series of six races which consists of a 5K run and 800-meter swim, and continues each month until September. Races alternate between Westside Pool, which is located at 1001 NW 31st Dr., and Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool, which is located at 1100 NE 14th St.

This year’s race dates and locations are:

Race

Date of Race

Pool Location

1

April 23

Westside

2

May 14

Northeast

3

June 25

Westside

4

July 16

Northeast

5

August 20

Westside

6

September 17

Northeast

Register early and save money by signing up more than two days before the race. When you sign up more than two days before the race, the early entry fee for each race is only $18.25 for city residents and $24.25 for non-residents. After that time, the race fee is $24.25 for city residents and $36.25 for non-residents.  Proof of residency (GRU bill or voter ID) is required at time of registration.

All participants receive race medals. You may register online at http://tinyurl.com/gnvBiathlon.