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Lakewood Health System to sponsor triathlon for beginners

The Special Events and Employee Wellness committees, along with Lakewood Health System physicians and the Staples Community Center, are sponsoring a triathlon for beginners Saturday, July 27, at the Dower Lake recreation area in Staples.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9:30 a.m.

The event includes a quarter mile swim, 6-mile bike ride and a 1 1/2-mile run. Participants may compete as an individual or as a three-person team.

The cost per individual is $35, and $90 per team. Each participant will receive a free pass to the Staples Community Center pool.

Register by contacting Becky Beckerleg at 218-894-8282 or

There is a 20 team, or 60 individual, limit. All participants must be age 12 or older. Bike helmets are required. The event will take place rain or shine. Cash and checks are accepted, and all fees are non-refundable.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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