The Lake Frances Triple P (Paddle, Peddle, Pace) Kayak Triathlon is only four months away! This new event will take place in Valier on June 13, and is sponsored by the Valier Area Development Corporation (VADC).

The VADC applied for and received a $5,000 grant from the Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development to help fund and promote this new event. 

The “Triple P” event includes kayaking (1.5 miles), biking (12 miles), and running (3 miles) legs.

Organizers are planning an evening kick-off and race packet pick-up with bike and kayak gear check on Friday evening, June 12. The triathlon will start at 6 a.m. (late registration) and conclude at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13. 

A fundraising barbecue lunch sponsored by a local school organization will be available on Saturday for spectators and participants.

The VADC is planning for 100-150 competitors and their families to turn out for the Triple P Kayak Triathlon. Organizers expect 30 to 50 percent non-resident attendance from Alberta, Idaho, Washington and Wyoming. 

Carol Green is an avid runner and active member of the VADC and has plenty of tips to share with those who would like to get in shape to participate in the Triple P Kayak Triathlon.

Green, who became a runner at age 47, developed a guide for older runners interested in taking up the sport. It can be found on Amazon and is titled: Run at Any Age: A Beginner’s Guide for Adults.

Watch for other tips from Green to help you train for the triathlon in future issues.

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