A new event is coming to the Schiff Scout Reservation in Wading River on Saturday August 18th and Sunday August 19th…The Deep Pond Triathlon.
Initially scheduled as a youth triathlon, Competitive Events Group, the Race Production Company, has since broadened the event to include participants of all ages, 7 and up. The adult triathlon (Ages 15 & up) to be held on Saturday August 18th will include a 750 meter Swim, a 13 mile bike ride and a 3.1 mile run. The Senior Youth Triathlon (ages 11-15) held the following day is comprised of a 200 meter swim, a 2-mile bike ride and a 1 mile run. The Junior Youth Triathlon is a 100-meter swim, 1 mile bike ride and a ½ mile run (optional duathlon will allow kids to swap the swim for an additional run). Both Youth Events will be held on Sunday August 19th.
Competitive Events Group is a multi-sport event management company dedicated to organizing and promoting endurance events for corporations, charities and individuals. The Deep Pond Triathlon (www.deeppondtri.com) will be the group’s flagship endeavor for 2012, with a majority of all net proceeds from the event benefiting the Boy Scouts of America.
“Part of our mission is to give back to the community,” says Justin Schwartz, co-founder of Competitive Events Group. “We wanted to create an event that promotes health and wellness. What better place to do that than the Boy Scouts of America camp in Wading River?”
“I was inspired to create Competitive Events Group to provide better youth programs and encourage youth participation,” says Schwartz. “There are very few triathlons for kids. We wanted to create an event to give kids a fun, memorable, experience.”
Festivities will be held following the event on Sunday, including an awards ceremony where every child will be awarded both a medal and a t-shirt.
This 2 day event requires many volunteers and community participation. If you are interested in helping out please contact Competitive Events Group at 631-957-9700 or by email Volunteers@CompetitiveEvents.com. We always appreciate spectators too…feel free to come down to the race site or along the course and cheer these athletes on.
To register for the Deep Pond Triathlon or for more information, visit http://www.deeppondtri.com.
For more information on events, visit Competitive Events Group on the web at http://www.competitiveevents.com