Local triathlon raises money for YMCA

Updated: 02/02/2014 11:48 PM
Created: 02/02/2014 8:51 PM WHEC.com

It may be Super Bowl Sunday, but more than 100 people from our area got up Sunday morning to take part in a different kind of sporting event, a triathlon.

It's the 14th annual Y-Tri held at the Carlson MetroCenter YMCA.

News10NBC is told participants spent 15 minutes each in the pool, the bike and the track. The person who went the furthest in each is the winner.

Organizers say putting the triathlon together took months and months of planning,  and it all goes to fund Y programs.

“It's special because it's a fundraiser for the YMCA's annual campaign, and that campaign funds all of our financial assistance, so anything that we give out to help families afford childcare or camp or membership is funded through that campaign,” said Laura Kroening, Director of Administration, YMCA.

Organizers tell us Sunday’s youngest participant was only six-years-old. The oldest participant was in their 60's.

The Y-Tri is held in memory of former Y-Tri Director Bill Hearne.

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