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Posted on: April 6, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Train for a triathlon with us!

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[CHARLESTON COUNTY] –Charleston County Parks is offering opportunities for the public to train to compete in a triathlon! The new Sprint Triathlon 101 Clinic offers people who are interested in competing in a sprint triathlon the ability to receive professional, on-site training on the actual Charleston Sprint Triathlon race course.

Courses will be instructed by renowned fitness coach and athlete Anne Moore. Moore is a USA Triathlon-certified coach who has competed in many events ranging from sprint triathlons to ironmans. Moore coaches triathletes of all levels and distances and is also head coach of the MUSC Triathlon Training Program.

Held at James Island County Park, the five-week clinic is on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning April 28. Course registration includes entry into one Charleston Sprint Triathlon race, held at the park this summer.

“Our clinic is perfect whether you are planning to compete in your first sprint triathlon, or you are looking to improve previous performances,” said Allison Foster, fitness and wellness program manager for the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. “Regardless of sprint tri experience and fitness level, you will be equipped with the tools and motivation you need to reach your goals.”

Each participant receives professional land-based and race course specific instruction for competing in the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series. Classes go from 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. and registration is open for ages 16 and up.

The Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series (CSTS) offers five swim-bike-run events spanning May through August each year. Athletes are encouraged to sign up for one race, or compete in multiple races in the series. Held at James Island County Park, the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series features a 600-yard freshwater swim, a 12-mile bike ride, and a 5K flat run. Clinic sessions will offer the opportunity to train on the CSTS race course.

The 25th annual CSTS kicks off on May 31, with other races held on June 21, July 12, and July 26. The series finishes with the Championship Race on Aug. 9. This final race combines points from previous races, and awards are presented to both individual race champions and series champions.

Over 30,000 athletes have raced in the CSTS since it began in 1991, and the race has been named a Top Ten Charleston Signature Sport Event by the Charleston Metro Sports Council.

CCPRC is committed to keeping county residents active and healthy from the inside out. To register for the Triathlon 101 series, or other wellness programs offered through your county parks, visit the link below or call 843-795-4386.

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