“Moomaw Madness” Bath Triathlon Kicks Off Saturday Morning

Warm Springs, Va – The Bath County Triathlon is Saturday, June 18. This year 244 athletes have registered to participate. Local athletes from Bath and Pocahontas Counties have signed up along with others from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Maryland and from all over Virginia.

The Bath County Triathlon is also known as Moomaw Madness, since it’s held at Lake Moomaw. It’s a sprint triathlon, with distances shorter than a regular triathlon. The Bath County Triathlon consists of a half mile swim, followed by a 12 mile bike ride and then a 3 mile run. Last year’s overall winner, Ryan Day of Christiansburg,Virginia finished in one hour five minutes and 58 seconds.

Athletes can also participate as part of a relay team, where one person swims, another runs and a third does the bike riding.

The Bath County Triathlon is part of the Virginia Triathlon Series. Awards are given to men and women based on age group, weight and novice status and relay teams are also given awards.

The Bath County Triathlon gets underway Saturday morning at 8am at the Lake Moomaw Marina. Roads to the marina close by 7:30 and will reopen around noon.
For more information contact the Bath County Chamber of Commerce at 540-839-5409.

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