Posted by: Phil DeLong | September 21, 2015

Fall Triathlon

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This past Saturday morning dawned bright, cool, and crisp — a perfect morning for the 11th running of the Conserve School Semester Triathlon. Organized by History Teacher Michael Salat, the event affords students and staff the opportunity to test their fitness and their outdoor travel skills, while enjoying some of the land and water trails of our Lowenwood campus. Participants may choose to complete the race solo, or in a team of two or three. The event begins with participants paddling, either a canoe or kayak, around a marked course on Big Donahue Lake. After leaving the lake, racers hop on a bike to complete a six-kilometer ride on the blue trail, before dismounting to finish with a three-kilometer run of the green trail. Though tired from the exertion, racers crossed the finish line on Saturday with smiles on their faces, having enjoyed the challenge of the race, the beauty of a morning in the woods and on the water, and the comaraderie they experienced. As each racer crossed the line, the other racers cheered them on, celebrating their shared accomplishments. Now that’s what it’s all about . . .

(Thanks to Jeff Rennicke for sharing photos of the event.)

Phil DeLong
Director of Enrollment and Student Support

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