Athletes, community ready for Shawnigan Lake Triathlon weekend

Cyclists head side-by-side toward West Shawnigan Lake Park in last year
Cyclists head side-by-side toward West Shawnigan Lake Park in last year's Shawnigan Lake Triathlon.
— image credit: Don Bodger/file

It’s a big weekend in Shawnigan Lake with a series of events revolving around the Subaru Shawnigan Lake Triathlon.

Saturday’s schedule includes the Shawnigan Village Triathlon Festival from noon to 4 p.m.

In conjunction with that, there will be a kids’ fun run and duathlon being co-hosted by KidSport Cowichan.

The fun and family-oriented run is open to kids between the ages of three and 12. Registration begins at noon and the run, free of charge, gets under way at 1:30 p.m.

Distances include 300 metres, 800m, two kilometres and a duathlon featuring a two km run and an off-road bike course.

Sunday is the big day for the actual Shawnigan Triathlon. Super sprint start for high school is at 7 a.m. and adult races begin at 8 a.m.

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