Shore News Today – Triathlon May 28

By Staff Reporter | Shore News Today| | May 11, 2011


SEA ISLE CITY – The fourth annual Tri-For-Our-Veterans Triathlon begins the 2011 summer by remembering veterans and disabled military personnel. The competition, which will take place in Sea Isle City on Saturday, May 28, will benefit two veteran’s organizations: The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and Sea Isle City’s VFW Post 1963.


A number of military teams will once again compete in this event, including racers from the United States Naval Academy the Marine’s Team Semper Fi.


This year, the triathlon will be held in memory of Matt McCulley, the event’s first organizer, who died suddenly in 2010. An avid triathlete, McCulley first came up with the concept of a triathlon in Sea Isle City after recognizing the sacrifices made by America’s veterans.


I have only one goal: to give something back to the veterans who have fought in previous battles and those who fight in today’s wars, McCulley said.


Sea Isle’s Tri-For-Our-Veterans Triathlon is open to competitors age 14 and up. The race course will consist of a ¼ mile ocean swim, a 12.3 mile bike race and a 3.1 mile run. There will also be a duathlon competition, which includes biking and running only. Awards will be distributed to competitors in several divisions. All athletes will receive T-shirts and other gifts.


Volunteers are needed to ensure that the Tri-For-Our-Veterans Triathlon runs smoothly. Volunteers will have a variety of people friendly responsibilities, including distributing water bottles to athletes, keeping the race course clear for competitors, directing pedestrians and traffic control. Anyone interested in volunteering should email [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.


The triathlon begins a 7 a.m. at JFK and the Beach. However, all racers and volunteers should take their positions by 6:30 a.m., according to organizers. For additional information, email [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (610) 888-0885.


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