August 16, 2013 - 5:36 PM
KELOWNA - Expect to hit a few road blocks driving into downtown this weekend. Roughly 1,200 athletes from Kelowna and beyond will be competing in a closed course triathlon at the heart of the city.
By the same token, those hanging out in downtown Saturday and Sunday will get a chance to see the Kelowna Apple Triathlon in action. It will be the 31rst year of the world class, championship race since its debut in 1988.
All ages and athletic abilities will be testing their limits.
For example, the "Try a Tri" event gives those comfortable with running and cycling but hesitant about swimming the option of a short 300 meter swim in Okanagan Lake.
The bike race will start in downtown, moving into Knox Mountain and through Glenmore before coming full-circuit at the Dolphins statue in Waterfront Park.
Volunteers are still needed for the event, to help direct participants through the race. Volunteers for the bike course over the age of 21 will be entered in a draw for a Tree Brewing Beer for a Year prize.
A number of volunteer shifts are scheduled between 6 a.m. and 12 p.m.
More details on this weekend's road closures are posted on the City of Kelowna website.
To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (250)718-0428.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2013