New triathlon camp to get Lake George trained and ready for September festival

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Swimmers hit the water at a previous Lake George Triathlon.

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) – On Sept. 4-5, Lake George is welcoming runners, bikers and swimmers to its shores for the Lake George Triathlon Festival.

The exciting prospect means a lot of training for athletes to do to get ready, and the village is hosting a brand-new series of training camps to get them prepared.

The first annual Lake George Tri-Camp is set for Aug. 20-22. Those who register will work with coaches, learn the courses ahead of time, and receive a video gate analysis.

The camp is hosted by Saugerties-based fitness organization Alpha Win.

The full three-day schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, Aug. 20
    • 4-5 p.m.: Optional “shake-out” run at Lake George Battlefield Park, for campers to prepare for the weekend. Includes free gifts.
  • Saturday, Aug. 21
    • 8 a.m.: Swim around Green Island, starting at 16 North Island Drive in Bolton Landing. Campers can swim up to 1.9 miles, 100 meters.
    • 2 p.m.: Run with world-class local runner at Lake George Battlefield State Campground.
    • 6 p.m.: Campers are provided dinner at Sunrise Cafe in Bolton Landing.
    • 7 p.m.: Gate analysis and film review will be made available to participants.
  • Sunday, Aug. 22
    • 9 a.m.: 2-hour bike training with training tips, starting at Lake George Battlefield Park.
    • Post-ride camp wrap-up.

The triathlon itself includes three different lengths, including Alpha Sprint, Alpha Olympic, and Alpha 70.3.

  • Alpha Sprint
    • 750 meter swim
    • 12.4 mile bike ride
    • 3.1 mile run
  • Alpha Olympic
    • 1,500 meter swim
    • 24.8 mile bike ride
    • 6.2 mile run
  • Alpha 70.3
    • 1.2 mile swim
    • 56 mile bike ride
    • 13.1 mile run

Registration can be found online, and closes Sept. 1.

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