The 35th Black Bear Triathlon will be held Oct. 5 at the University of Maine.

The race, sponsored by UMaine Campus Recreation and sanctioned by USA Triathlon, will be from 6:30 a.m. to noon. It will feature a 525-yard swim in UMaine’s Wallace Pool, and a 12.5-mile bike race and 3.1-mile run along the UMaine trails and local roadways.

The Black Bear Triathlon is open to athletes ages 16 and older. In addition to individual competition, the event features a relay component for teams of two or three athletes. Eighty people between the ages of 18 and 67 participated in the event last year.

Registration fee is $50; $40 for UMaine students; and $75 for teams. Additional registration and event information is online.


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