If you were out and about in the City of Wetaskiwin the morning of Saturday June 11, you may have seen athletes competing in the Wetaskiwin Triathlon on their race route through the city.
The event began with the swim portion at 8 a.m. at the Manluk Centre pool, followed by the bike portion and finally running.
This is the 4th annual Wetaskiwin Triathlon and all the money raised from the race will be going to support mental health initiatives in the Wetaskiwin community. The triathlon was hosted by the Wetaskiwin Health Foundation.
As swimmers exited the pool and proceeded to the bike section of the race, athletes took off north along 47 Street, turned right turn onto Highway 13 followed by another right onto 36 Street heading south. Racers then continued south to Highway 613 before heading west onto 45 street where they biked north to 48 Ave after which they took a left turn and continued west along 48 Ave until 47 street. At this point they will turned right to reach the lap/ finish point.
Different racers either did 1 lap (10 km Tri It race), 2 laps (20 km Sprint race), or 4 laps (40 km Standard and Duathlon race).
The course was open to vehicle traffic.
The run portion saw athletes taking to sections of 47 street, 52 Ave, 45 Street, 56 Ave, and 44 Street before they ran south past Sacred Heart School and make their way to the starting area.
Race routes in the city were marked with directional assists including arrows, pylons and volunteers.