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Take Up the 2015 Gainesville Biathlon Challenge!

3/24/2015

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is excited to announce the 2015 Gainesville Biathlon Challenge race schedule. If you want to test your athletic ability or set a new goal, this annual series of races are a fun and affordable choice!

The first 2015 Gainesville Biathlon Challenge will take place Saturday, April 25, at Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool, which is located at 1100 NE 14th St. The challenge is a series of six races consists of a 5K run and 800-meter swim, and continues until September. Races alternate between Northeast Pool and H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool, 1001 NW 31st Drive.  Race dates and locations are:

Race

Date of Race

Pool Location

1

April 25

Northeast

2

May 16

Westside

3

June 13

Northeast

4

July 18

Westside

5

August 8

Northeast

6

September 12

Westside

Don’t wait - sprint to enter! Register early and save money by signing up more than two days before the race. The entry fee for each race is only $17.50 for city residents and $23 for non-residents, when signing up more than two days before the race. After that time, the fees are $23 for city residents and $34.50 for non-residents.  Proof of residency, a GRU bill or voter ID, is required at time of registration. The winning female and male athletes of each race will receive two free pool passes to use at any city pool. Take up the challenge - you never know what you can achieve until you try!

Those who sign up and participate in four biathlons prior the last race will receive a free entry into the final race (Sept. 12) and a free t-shirt! You may register online at http://www.cityofgainesville.org/ParksRecreationCulturalAffairs/Sports,AquaticsFitness/Aquatics/SpecialEvents.aspx.

For information, please contact Michelle Weydert, LGIT, CPO, AFO, program coordinator for athletics, at 352-393-8751 or email weydertme@cityofgainesville.org.

For information regarding other events, programs, hours and locations, please call 352-334-5067 or visit our website at www.cityofgainesvilleparks.org. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GainesvillePRCA or Twitter at www.twitter.com/GainesvillePRCA



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