Leon’s Triathlon returning to Hammond

2013-03-25T14:10:00Z Leon’s Triathlon returning to HammondNicki Mackowski | Director of Public Relations for the South Shore CVA nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | Northwest Indiana will be hosting the 30th anniversary of the “world’s fastest triathlon” on June 2. Leon’s Triathlon, a nationally broadcasted event, will allow participants to bike, swim and run their way through Northwest Indiana while millions of households across the nation watch on Comcast SportsNet.

Last year’s race brought in more than 750 triathletes from around the nation to compete and participate in Demo Day. On June 1, attendees will have the opportunity to try gear from triathlon product manufacturers. The interactive race expo will have various products including wet suits, bikes and shoes used by professional triathletes.

“Saturday is so important because it drives that idea of destination, active lifestyle,” Leon Wolek, founder of Leon’s Triathlon, said.

Demo Day will showcase a variety of active lifestyle sports and products in addition to the triathlon gear. The event will also provide entertainment in the festival-like atmosphere as well as host an equipment drive supporting Tri-Masters, a not-for-profit that empowers at-risk children through triathlons in order to teach life lessons.

Leon’s Triathlon is an Olympic distance race beginning and ending at Wolf Lake, including a .9 mile swim, 24.6 mile biking portion and a 6.2 mile running portion. Participants can register through May 5 for $155, or register late up until race day for $165. The triathlon will also be offering team registration and relay registration.

For more information on Leon’s Triathlon, or to register, visit www.leonstriathlon.com.

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