HIGHTSTOWN: Patriot theme for annual triathlon

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This year’s finisher medal will have a “Remember 9/11” theme. 

Hightstown Borough will host its 9th Annual Triathlon Sunday, Sept.11, 2016. This year race categories include Triathlon, Duathlon, AquaBike and Relay Teams. As the race falls on Patriot Day, the finisher medals, t-shirts and awards will all carry the “Remember 9/11” theme and a portion of the proceeds will also be donated to a 9/11 First Responders Fund.
Last year’s race attracted about 350 athletes who came from near and far to participate in the beginner-friendly race that starts and ends in downtown Hightstown by Peddie Lake, according to Stacey Judge, co-race organizer and chairwoman of the Hightstown Parks and Recreation Commission.
The finish line for this year’s race will be on Main Street in Hightstown. The course has been altered slightly from last year to accommodate safer traffic patterns in town.
The triathlon is the largest fundraiser for the borough’s Parks and Recreation Department.
The Hightstown Police Department, Fire Department and First Aid Squad, as well as the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) volunteers from East Windsor, Robbinsville and Bordentown have been on hand for past triathlons.
Registration is available in person in Memorial Park Adjacent to Peddie Lake on North Main Street in person on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 2:30 to 5 p.m, as well as the morning of the event from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.
Volunteers are also welcome to register up to the morning of event and will also receive commemorative T-shirts while supplies last.
For more information including course maps and real time postings visit our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/HightstownTriathlon.