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Delta Triathlon registration fills up in record time

Suzanne Brunke of Surrey finishes the 2013 Delta Triathlon last April. This year
Suzanne Brunke of Surrey finishes the 2013 Delta Triathlon last April. This year's event filled up in just 74 minutes.
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The annual Delta Triathlon has once again filled up in record time, with all 350 spaces for adult competitors filling up in under an hour and 15 minutes.

The race, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2014, features a sprint-length course consisting of a 600-metre swim, 20km-cycle, and a 5km run. Kids aged 12 to 15 can take part in a shortened race with a 300-metre swim, a 7.5km bike ride, and a 2km run, while those aged eight to 11 have a 100-metre swim, a 3.75km bike ride, and a 1km run. There’s still room left for the kids races, but the spots are filling up fast says race organizer Jessica George.

This year’s event will take place Saturday, April 26, and will once again be based out of the Ladner Leisure Centre, where the swim portion of the race and the transition zones will be located. The race is one of the first Lower Mainland triathlons of the year, and is popular with athletes for a variety of reasons, says George.

“It’s popular because it’s a very flat route, the layout of the transition zones works well, and the volunteers do a great job of helping everything run smoothly,” she says.

For those still wanting to get involved with the Delta Triathlon, race organizers are still looking for volunteers. The triathlon requires a legion of 250 volunteers who donate their time and efforts to make the event a success.

Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to contact the volunteer coordinator by e-mail at volunteers@delta.ca or by phone at 604-946-3288.

For more information on the race, including course maps, visit www.deltatriathlon.ca

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