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Black Bear Triathlon Sept. 27

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ORONO The University of Maine will host the Black Bear Triathlon on Sept. 27.

The race, sponsored by UMaine Campus Recreation and sanctioned by USA Triathlon, will be held on campus beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The event begins with a 525-yard swim in UMaine's Wallace Pool, followed by a 12.5-mile bike race into Old Town, and ends with a 3.1-mile run through UMaine fields and trails.

The Black Bear Triathlon is open to athletes ages 16 and older. In addition to individual competition, the event features a relay component for teams of two or three athletes. Eighty people between the ages of 16 and 70 participated in the event last year.

Athletes will self seed when registering based on their estimated time for a 525-yard swim.

Registration fee is $70; $95 for teams. Registration closes Sept. 23 and will be capped at 160 athletes. More registration and event information is online.

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