Part of Lakeshore Drive to be closed for Sunday’s race

Traffic will be disrupted on Lakeshore Drive Sunday as about 250 to 300 triathletes participate in the annual Sylvan Lake Half Iron

Traffic will be disrupted on Lakeshore Drive Sunday as about 250 to 300 triathletes participate in the annual Sylvan Lake Half Iron and 1/60/10 events.

There will be no parking or vehicle traffic on Lakeshore Drive from 44th Street east to 50th Avenue/33rd Street from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to Joe Dixon from Outback Events.

Volunteers will direct traffic around the area.

The ninth annual event has athletes from British Columbia and Alberta already registered. The Iron triathlon race begins at 8 a.m. with a 2 km. swim then transitioning at Centennial Park for a 90 km bike ride followed by a 21 km run.

The bike course goes west from Sylvan Lake along Township Road 390 (formerly Highway 11A) to Highway 11 continuing west to Highway 766 then north through Eckville to Rainy Creek Road (Township Road 400) where it does a loop across to Range Road 24 and back to Highway 766, then north again to Highway 12, east to Highway 20 and back into town to transition at Centennial Park.

“A rolling bike course of one loop past rural Alberta farms with some short climbs and fast descents awaits athletes,” states the event’s website.

The four lap run portion goes from Centennial Park east along Lakeshore Drive, northeast along 50A Avenue and follows the road as it loops back to Jarvis Bay Drive (before it hits Sylvan Creek), to a turnaround point at 31st Street.

The 1/60/10 race is in its second year and includes a one km swim, 60 km bike ride and 10 km run.

The bike course for this race is similar to that of the Iron race but sees riders going straight east across Rainy Creek Road to Highway 20 instead of looping and going up to Highway 12.

The run course is the same but is two laps instead of four.

“We are excited to be back in Sylvan Lake in what we think is the best venue for triathlon in the province,” said Dixon.

The event will serve as a qualifying event for Subaru Ironman Canada in August.

For more information go to www.sylvanlaketri.com/ and click on the Sylvan Lake Half Iron of Sylvan Lake 1/60/10 logos.

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