Bath County Triathlon Saturday June 23

Lake Moomaw, Va. – The Bath County Triathlon is Saturday June 23 at the Lake Moomaw marina.
The triathlon, also known as Moomaw Madness, gets underway at 8am. Athletes tackle a half mile swim, a twelve mile bike ride and a three mile run. Last year’s fastest time was the men’s division winner, Andrew Cochran of Morgantown, West Virginia. He finished in 1 hour, 8 minutes and 45 seconds.

Athletes can choose to compete individually or as a relay team, where each team member takes one leg of the triathlon.

The Bath County Triathlon is limited to four hundred participants and as of mid- week, there were still about 120 spots open. Athletes from all over Virginia, West Virginia and other states along the east coast have already registered. Athletes range in age from 13 to 60.

Spectators are welcome at the triathlon, but keep in mind that Route 600 and Route 603 in the vicinity of the Lake Moomaw Marina will be closed from 8am until 11am Saturday. The roads are closed for the athletes’ safety during the running and biking segments of the triathlon. The Bolar Flat Boat Ramp will also be closed from 7am until noon on Saturday.

For more information on the Bath County Triathlon, contact the Bath Chamber of Commerce at 540-839-5409.

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Heather Niday

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