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Contact: Brooke Skjonsby
12th Annual LG Tri on July 11th Promises Fun for Friends and Family Alike
Eagle, CO — The Vail Valley Charitable Fund is pleased to announce that the 12th annual LG Sprint Tri will take place on July 11th, 2020 at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink. The celebration kicks off on Friday, July 10th with registration, music, food, beverages and a silent auction preview. New this year are two mountain bike rides; one on Boneyard and the other on Haymaker. Registration information coming soon.
Never thought about participating in a triathlon? Well, if you can swim, bike or run, you can TRI either individually or on a team! This year bring your kids and encourage them to TRI too. This event is open to all ages and abilities.
The ages 14 and up triathlon includes a 500-meter swim (10 laps in the Eagle Pool), a 12-mile bike loop along Brush Creek Road and a 5K run through Eagle Ranch. Participants can sign up as individuals or members of a team, and at the conclusion of the race enjoy an award ceremony with prizes from several local organizations. Additionally, there will be an amazing silent auction that boasts items from Vail Resorts EpicPromise (including a 2021-22 Epic Pass, lodging, dining and spa gift certificates), as well as vouchers to local bars, restaurants and salons, retail items and so much more. Everyone who participates should go home with a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, and of course an event t-shirt and water bottle!
The LG Kid’s Tri will include three age groups: 6-7, 8-10, and 11-13. The 6-7 year-old age group will experience a 25-yd swim (1/2 lap in the pool), 1-mile bike ride and a 0.5-mile run; the 8-10 year olds will have a 50-yd swim (1 lap in the pool), 3.2-mile bike ride and a 0.75-mile run; and last but certainly not least, the 11-13 year old age group will enjoy a 100-yd swim (2 laps in the pool), 5-mile bike ride and 1-mile run.
Registration is open online now until Thursday, July 10th at midnight. Last-minute registrations will be accepted during the Friday night packet pick up at the Eagle Pool & Ice Rink on July 10th from 5-7pm. Go to www.lgtri.com to register or sign up to volunteer.
This event is held in memory of a long-time local and Vail Valley Charitable Fund beneficiary, Laura Genelin, who lost her battle to cancer in July 2008. Proceeds from the LG Tri will benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, a local non-profit helping community members facing medical crisis since 1996.
A huge thank all of our sponsors who make this event possible, including our presenting sponsor Eagle Valley Behavioral Healt, as well as Axis Sports Medicine, Alpine Bank, Architecture Engineering Consultants, Calvary Chapel, Comerford Insurance, Eagle Ranch Association, Gallegos Corporation, Town of Eagle, S&H Roofing, Main Street Grill, Moe’s BBQ, Moontime Cyclery, Mountain Pedaler, Mountain Recreation, Vail Resorts Epic Promise, Vail Honeywagon, Bonfire Brewing, KZYR, United Way, Vail Valley Cares, Vail Daily, TV8, Xerox High Country Copiers and Rocky Mountain Reprographics.
The Vail Valley Charitable Fund was created in 1996 to assist individuals who live and work in the Vail Valley who are experiencing financial hardship due to a medical crisis or long-term illness. They distribute one time grants up to $5,000 and also coordinate extended grant fundraisers for applicants requiring additional assistance. Since inception, Vail Valley Charitable Fund has distributed $8.2 million dollars to over 1,700 local families. For details about how to donate or apply for a grant go to www.vvcf.org.