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YMCA Annual Sprint Triathlon and Youth Aquathlon

[COLUMBIA, SC- June 16, 2014] – The 5th annual Tom Hoskins Memorial Sprint Triathlon will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the NorthWest Family YMCA. Additionally, the Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon will be held the evening before on Friday, July 25.

“We are very happy to be hosting this race and help support the Hoskins family, says Erin Roof, the Race Director for the YMCA of Columbia. “They have been such strong people through their loss and have become part of the YMCA family. This triathlon is a great chance for those in Columbia to come out and race for a good cause.”

Hosted by the NorthWest Family YMCA in Irmo, S.C., the Tom Hoskins Memorial Sprint Triathlon helps raise awareness for bicycling safety in South Carolina. The race is in memory of Tom Hoskins, who was hit and killed during a charity bicycle ride in 2007.

The Tom Hoskins Memorial Sprint Triathlon consists of a 350-yard swim, 13-mile bike and

3.1- mile run. $75 cash prize will be awarded for the Men/Women overall winners of both the triathlon and duathlon.

The Tom Hoskins Triathlon entry fees are as follows:

Triathlon/ Duathlon Early Price $55 (solo) $95 (team)- Ends July 12

Triathlon/Duathlon Late Price $65 (solo) $105 (team)

Register at columbiaymca.org.

The Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon is a fun, noncompetitive and fast-growing sport that combines running and swimming. The purpose of the event is to introduce youth to the multi-sport lifestyle in a fun and healthy atmosphere.

The Aquathlon consists of a 100m swim and a 1K run for ages 7-10 and a 200m swim and 2K run for ages 11-15. The entry fee is $25 plus one-day membership fee for non-USA Traithlon Youth members. Register at columbiaymca.org.

The YMCA of Columbia’s 2014 Race Series consists of six races at various YMCA branches. The proceeds from each race benefit the YMCA of Columbia’s Annual Campaign, which lives by its mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities each day by never turning anyone away who cannot afford a YMCA program or service. Last year, through generous donations, the YMCA of Columbia helped 9,400 individuals including youth, families, adults and seniors in our community.

YMCA of Columbia’s 2014 Race Series is made possible by Presenting Sponsors, Palmetto Health and Kohl’s, and Series Sponsors, The State Media Company and BB&T. 

About the YMCA of Columbia

Over the past century and a half, the YMCA of Columbia has been a community-transforming institution, not only in the Midlands, but in the entire United States. The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Regardless of age, income or background – the Y works to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Please visit www.columbiaymca.org for more information.

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