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Weekend events include Peach Classic Triathlon and Bull-a-rama

Athletes and cheerleades at last year's Peach Classic Penticton Triathlon are seen in this photo from the event's Facebook page. The Okanagan's oldest triathlon takes place this weekend in Penticton.
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July 17, 2015 - 7:05 AM

PENTICTON - The oldest triathlon race in the Okanagan takes place for the 33rd time this weekend starting from Rotary Park.

The Peach Classic, which goes Sunday July 19 at 7 a.m., is an Olympic and sprint distance race which involves a 1.5 and 750 meter sprint swim, a 40 kilometre Olympic or 20 kilometre sprint distance bike ride and a 10 kilometre Olympic or five kilometre sprint run.

This year’s race is sponsored by Schoenne Homes of Penticton, who will be providing photography packages for every athlete, free.

The race will be the International Triathlon Union World Sprint Triathlon Championship qualifier.

This year’s race is also the first since the Peach Classic Triathlon Race Society transferred the race to Three Lakes Triathlon Series, headed by Steve Brown and partner Jeff Plant.

For more information about the Peach Classic visit their website.

The second annual Speedway Bull-a-Rama takes place at the Penticton Speedway on Saturday, July 18 at 6 p.m.

There will be a concession, barbecue and a tailgate section to the event, which lists more than 20 bull riders, including Monty Ross from Penticton. There will also be petting animals for the kids, courtesy of Andy’s Animal Acres. Tickets are available at the gate.

Meanwhile, the Friday and Saturday night markets continue in Gyro Park from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. on both nights and along with the vendors there will be music.

The Sunshine Cabaret continues its summer entertainment series in Gyro Park with the band Flashback playing on Friday and Gord McLaren and Brian Russel entertaining on Saturday. The concerts go from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on both nights.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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