Photo Credit: Kerry Gallagher Photography
The City of Santa Fe Annual Triathlon
The rain couldn’t keep the triathletes away from the Sprint Triathlon held at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center on Saturday August 19th, 2017. Excitement was prominently in the air as the athletes arrived and received their timing chip, body marking, and bib numbers that morning. 138 participants lined up at 6:30am and started their venture on the 5k run, 3 mile bike, and 400 meter swim. Family members, employees, and volunteers came out to cheer for the participants at the start of the race. The City and County Fire Department, Police Department, and City employees were located throughout the course to maintain a clear and safe course for the duration of the race. It was an amazing event with an immense amount of community support involved. At the race finish there were refreshments, massage, nephropathy, and kinesiology provided by local community partners. Awards were given to top contenders as well as many raffle prizes donated by local businesses. Stay tuned for next year’s event. This will be one that will be on you won’t want to miss!