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Thomaston Sprint Triathlon

POSTED July 12, 2013
BY Rick Wilson
Twitter: @scribewilson


Thomaston’s 4th Annual Sprint Triathlon

 

The Thomaston Track and Tennis Facility will be conducting the 4th Annual Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, July 20, at Nystrom’s Park.  The event is held to raise awareness and funds for the proposed Track and Tennis facility.  Athletes will swim 600 meters in Nystrom’s pond, bike 15K on a course that includes some of the finest hills in Litchfield county, and finish with a scenic 5K run. 

 

Registration forms, course maps, and contact information can be found at www.thomastonct.org.  The event begins at 0800 with registration beginning at 0630.  Pre-registration discount applies to applications postmarked by July 15.  Athletes, volunteers and spectators feel free to contact Mike Burr at 203-982-6539 for details.

 

The committee continues working toward the goal of providing the community with much needed athletic facilities.  Over $105,000 has been raised which has allowed the project to move closer to becoming a reality.  The facility will include a synthetic track with an irrigated soccer infield, 4 regulation tennis courts, a bio-basin to address erosion issues with the pond, parking lot enhancements, a full size basketball court, a new playground, beach improvements, and ADA access to the entire facility.  Phase I will include the tennis courts, bio-basin and beach area parking and sidewalk improvements.  The committee continues to seek state, federal, and private grant opportunities to make this project something the entire community, young and elderly, can enjoy for generations.  Please join us to make the project a reality and enable Thomaston residents to enjoy facilities available in every other town. 

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