29th Annual Sugarbush Triathlon Kicks Off Vermont Adventure Games

By AlpineZone News |
Mar 28 2007 - 02:56 PM

WARREN, Vermont — It’s time. Time to see if the miles of road, water and snow you have pedaled and pounded are going to pay off because the Sugarbush Adventure Games are just 10 days away. This year’s Adventure Games will be held the weekend of April 7-8 and final registration and race-packet pick up is Friday night April 6th at the Mt. Ellen Base Lodge between 5-7 p.m. Those who are unable to pick up their race info on Friday can do so Saturday morning between 7:30-10 a.m. at the Mt. Ellen Base Area. The Mad Bus will provide shuttle service to the race start at the Warren School. Volunteers are needed for the entire event and anyone looking to lend a hand can call Laura Worthen at 583-6849.

The 29th Annual Sugarbush Triathlon will unleash the first wave of competitors beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 7th. In the spirit of spring, there is a change to this year’s course. The nation’s only four-event triathlon will still have its five-mile run, six-mile paddle, 10-mile bike, and three-mile ski. But this year the race finish moves back to Mt. Ellen. The bicycle leg of the course will finish with an ascent up the Mt. Ellen Access Road and the X-country ski course will be in the Mt. Ellen Base Area. The competition is open to teams and individuals

By the time the last skiers slide and stumble their way across the finish line, the party will be in full swing. Frothy adult beverages, chili, bread, and salad will provide the apr??s-Triathlon assuagement for spectators and athletes alike. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

Sunday the Valley Kids’ Triathlon will give budding athletes the chance to maneuver a kayak on a pond and then run and cycle their way through a creative obstacle course. The kids’ event gets underway at noon on April 8th at the Sugarbush snowmaking pond off of Route 100 behind the new Mac’s.

For complete information on the Vermont Adventure Games and to sign-up online, visit www.sugarbush.com.