Walking and running enthusiasts are invited to register now for the upcoming inaugural Catamount Clowder 5K/Sprint Triathlon to be held Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. The dual events are being hosted by West Virginia University Potomac State College’s Student Health Center (SHC) staff and is a fundraiser for the Potomac State College Men’s Soccer team.
“These events are perfect for first-time triathletes and a great close-to-home option for seasoned professionals. Participants can sign up for just one or both events,” said Diana Niland, certified family nurse practitioner and coordinator of the SHC and the 5K/Sprint Triathlon.
The 5K and Sprint Triathlon will kick off at 8 a.m., at the Keyser Primary/Middle School track and the pool at Brooks Park. The race is comprised of a 600-yard snake-style swim, a 12.5-mile bike ride and a 5K run.
The 5K run will offer a course that’s manageable for all ages, ranging from children to seniors. The final day to register for the 5K is Sept. 4, the day of the race.
The triathlon is open to individuals 14-years and older and is limited to 30 participants. The final day to register for the triathlon is Aug. 27.
Both events will culminate with a party on the College Quad, including food, games and entertainment. “The Quad is an excellent location for spectators to cheer for participants as they cross the finish line,” Niland added.
Awards will be given for both events in multiple age groups to the top female and male contenders, with an overall award going to the individual posting the best time completing the course.