If at first you succeed, tri, tri again

Jason Werling
Jul 16, 2014

 

I like running. I like biking. I'm not so sure about swimming.

But if someone wants to compete in a triathlon, you have to swim before they let you bike and run. Duathlons are also an option. And where there are triathlons, there are usually duathlons.

The local area is steeped in race options for all ages and distances in the next couple months. There is an evolution for most runners and my evolution has taken me from 5ks to 10ks to half marathons. I have registered for what I tell people will be my only full marathon, Columbus. But before that race in October I am evolving further to the bike and the lake.

There are three triathlons, with duathlon options, in the next two months. Norwalk, Vermilion and Cedar Point will host the events, the links are below. Cedar Point will kickoff the Rev3 weekend with a Glow Race 5k and there are also many options for kids.

Cedar Point will also host the Color Run in September, another fun race if you haven't experienced one.

If you ran in the Huron River Fest 5k this past Saturday, there is a gallery of over 300 images posted HERE.

This weekend you can race around the Duck Pond in the Cold Creek 5k in Castalia. A link to register for the race is below.

UPCOMING RACES

Saturday, July 19: Cold Creek 5k, Castalia

Saturday, July 26: Beulah Beach 5k, Vermilion

Sunday, July 27: Wakeman 5k

Saturday, August 2: Basket Festival 5k, Berlin Heights

Saturday, August 2: Fisher-Titus Maple City Triathlon/Duathlon, Norwalk (Registration HERE)

Saturday, August 9: Pontifax Glow Run, Fremont

Saturday, August 16: Jail Break 5k, Erie County Jail

Saturday and Sunday, August 16-17: FIT Family Series- Linwood Park Duathlon/Triathlon, Vermilion

Sunday, September 7: Run the Woods 5k, Edison Woods, Berlin Heights

Saturday and Sunday, September 6-7: Rev3 Race Series- Glow Run, Sprint/Half/Full Triathlons, Cedar Point

Saturday, September 20: Color Run, Cedar Point

Area race calendars

Firelands Area Runners

Fremont Elite Runners (Group runs and meetings every third Wednesday)