TheÂ South SalemÂ ChurchÂ Tavern BiathlonÂ returns for its second year. The event is hosted byÂ St. Johnâ€™s ChurchÂ on Labor Day, September 3rd at 9:30am and will have part of the bike course aroundÂ Truesdale Lake.
TheÂ bike courseÂ starts at St. Johnâ€™s Church at the corner of Spring Street and Route 35, travels down Spring Street, loops up Church Tavern Road and back down to Spring Street where it backtracks to Lake Shore Drive then Truesdale Lake Drive. The course takes a right onto Salem Lane. At the end of Salem Lane, bikers make a right onto Truesdale Lake Drive then a quick left onto Boway. About a half mile later bikers take their first left onto Country Lane to Hoyt over the dam and then take Bouton Street (not Gilbert) up the hill. Once over the hill at the intersection of Bouton, Lake Shore, and Gilbert, bikers speed down the hill onto Lake Shore Drive and rejoin Spring Street then head back to St John’s for the transition to the running leg.
TheÂ running courseÂ is out and back on Spring Street with the Church Tavern loop again in case you didnâ€™t get enough of the hill the first time around on the bike!
There will be prizes and a BBQ immediately following the event.
To sign up for the Biathlon (7 mile bike, 4 mile run) visit the registration page here: http://www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=12328. Â You can register as individual ($35) or team ($45). There is also a walkers category ($20). Participants walk the 4 mile course and start at the same time as the biking leg at the beginning of the race. [Same day registration will be $40 per individual, $50 per relay team and $25 for walkers. Â So register online soon!]
The majority of the funds generated from the race will go to the same worthy charities from last year’s race (The Carpenter’s Kids Program,Â Community Center of Northern Westchester,Â andÂ The Wounded Warrior Project). Participants can choose to make an additional donation specifically to these charities when registering for the event.
If you are not planning to run, come out and cheer the runners & bikers on!