Advertisement

Triathlon Challenge coming to La Jolla

While the San Diego Triathlon Challenge athletes make their way around the course on Oct. 25, stationary athletes will be spinning their way through the

4 1/2-hour Tour de Cove.

Both events are fundraisers for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, which supports people with physical disabilities so they can pursue physical fitness and competitive athletics.

Festivities start on Friday with a picnic for competitors at Kellogg Park and the Celebration of Abilities banquet. Saturday’s pre-race meeting and workshop as well as check-in will be held at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center.

The Triathlon Challenge for able-bodied triathletes and challenged athletes draws celebrities and professional competitors to the local course.

The event, at half Ironman distance, starts at La Jolla Cove with a 1.2-mile swim. Next comes a 56-mile bicycle course that winds through La Jolla before heading north through La Jolla Shores to Torrey Pines into the Rancho Santa Fe area. Riders come back through south Carlsbad and then to Coast Highway.

The final leg is a 13.1-mile run through the Village, the Shores and Torrey Pines State Park. The finish is at the Cove.

All the while, teams and individuals will be spinning their way through the day, while raising donations for the foundation. Registration is still open for the event that can be entered for the entire time or 90-minute segments. Go to www.tourdecov09.kintera.org.

Information on the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the triathlon is at www.challengedathletes.org.