Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Little Miami Triathlon Fall 2015 - this Sunday Oct 4th

Got in an email:
 The Morgan Family will once again be hosting the Little Miami Triathlon in the beautiful, historically significant Little Miami River Valley on Sunday Oct. 4,2015. This unique event features the traditional type of triathlon but with the swimming leg being replaced by paddling in either a canoe (as a 2 person team) or in a kayak (as an individual participant). Online registration can be found at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=121923 and closes Oct 1. Day of registration is also available at Morgan’s Canoe Livery, 5701 State Route 350, Oregonia OH 45054, before 9am.
 This event was created 36 years ago by Bob Roncker, of Running Spot fame, with Gary Morgan, one of the owners of Morgan’s Canoe and Outdoor Adventures. It was inspired by the Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii in 1979 and was the first triathlon of its kind produced in the U.S. The competition is comprised of a 6 mile canoe/kayak race, 5.5 mile run and 18 mile bike race in that order. Different divisions include Male/Male, Male/Female, Female/Female, Parent/Child and Masters. There even have been grandparents teamed up with grandkids! Participants enter for a variety of reasons…whether it be to win, to just have fun, to set a goal like weight loss, or to bond with their partner(whether it is a friend, co-­‐worker, child, spouse or significant other) in a fun way.
“ I have done triathlons and endurance events from Berlin to Bangkok. I can say without a doubt that the LMT is my favorite race anywhere. I have done this race more times over the last 15 years than any other race” says Bernie Casey, Race Participant.
 The triathlon benefits the Cincinnati Association for the Blind as well as many Warren County Boy Scout groups. Gary Morgan continues to produce and direct this event.
 The Morgan Family pioneered the canoeing and paddlesport industry in the Southwestern Ohio and Southeastern Indiana regions over 50 years ago. For more info go to www.littlemiamitriathlon.com or www.morganscanoe.com.

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