(Photo: Hot Springs Village Property Owners' Association)
From Hot Springs Village Property Owners' Association:
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE - The 2nd annual Sprint Triathlon, TRI-the-Village, is scheduled for Saturday, May 18. This USAT sanctioned event includes a 500-yard swim in Lake Balboa, a 13.5-mile cycle course over rolling terrain and ends with a 3.5-mile run.
"This event is a great opportunity to showcase the Village to folks who haven't had a reason to visit before now," said Katherine Winslow, Volunteer Coordinator for the event. The event is open to resident and non-residents alike.
Registration and management of the event is handled by DLT Event Management, Inc., of Arkadelphia with support from and in benefit of Teen Challenge of Arkansas, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to help men 18 and older with life-controlling problems. DLT Event Management, Inc., manages both on-road and off-road events across the state.
Awards for a variety of categories will be given including Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female, Grand Masters, Relay Teams, Physically Challenged and more.
Last year's event had approximately 134 entries including several residents and others from five neighboring states. The fastest participant was 21-year-old Alex Goff, a student of University of Arkansas, with at time of 1:02:43.8.
But you don't have to be an athlete to take part. Everyone is invited to Hot Springs Village to cheer on the athletics. It is a gated community and day passes are required for both participants and spectators.
TRI-the-Village is a community event with numerous volunteers including a team of individuals, local business sponsors and local police department, fire department and medical coordinators. Hot Springs Village is in West Central Arkansas in the Ouachita Mountains just 15 minutes from Hot Springs and an hour from Little Rock, Ark.
Hot Springs Village is spread generously throughout 26,000 acres of the Ouachita Mountain foothills. It has an abundance of lifestyle amenities that offers plenty of choices for recreational activities including nine golf courses, 11 lakes, a fitness center, two full-service marinas, a 13-court tennis facility, outdoor and indoor pools, eight pickleball courts, mini golf, bocce ball, lawn bowling, over 26 miles of scenic hiking trails, performing arts center, facility rentals, diverse restaurants and over 200 clubs and organizations including running, cycling, Boomers Rock, bridge and more.