Athletes are training and teams are forming for the second annual Wallowa Lake State Park Triathlon: Race to End Abuse.

The event is coming up fast, scheduled to start at 9 a.m. at the lake marina Saturday, Sept. 15. The sprint length race – consisting of a 500M swim, a 20K bicycle ride and a 5K run – drew a total of 110 athletes during its inaugural outing. The original participants included 28 men and 26 women triathletes, who completed the three-part course by themselves, plus 19 relay teams of three members each, who swam, cycled or ran one leg of the race.

The triathlon was hosted and co-sponsored by Wallowa Lake State Park to benefit Safe Harbors, Wallowa County’s nonprofit that assists victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

To register for the race, go online to the Eastern Oregon Sports Training LLC website:

For more information, contact Amy Stubblefield or Lauren Merical at Safe Harbors, 541-426-4004; or Todd Honeywell, Wallowa Lake State Park, 541-432-8855.

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