Registration still open for Frisco Tri with SUP, MTB legs on July 16 |

Registration still open for Frisco Tri with SUP, MTB legs on July 16

2016 Frisco Triathlon

What: A beginner-friendly triathlon held on the trails and waterways near Frisco Peninsula, including a 3K stand-up paddleboard leg, a 12K mountain-bike leg and 5K trail run

When: Saturday, July 16 at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Frisco Bay Marina starting line, 267 Marina Road in Frisco

Cost: $70 individual, $195 team

The race is open to solo participants and teams of three, and all teams must supply required gear (SUP board, PFD, mountain bike, helmet, running shoes). Fees include race entry, a post-race meal and one free beer. Day-of registration on July 16 is available for $75 (individual) or $210 (team) at the marina from 7-8:30 a.m. To register early, head to the Frisco rec website before noon on July 15

Summer’s here in full force and there’s no better place to be than the Frisco Peninsula.

This Saturday, the town of Frisco hosts the third-annual Frisco Triathlon, named “Best Triathlon” in Elevation Outdoors Magazine’s 2016 reader poll. It’s no wonder: The Frisco Triathlon features stand-up paddle boarding (3K), mountain biking (12K) and trail running (5K), making it one of the most unique — and one of the most beginner-friendly — tris in the area.

This fun twist on a traditional tri is open to all ability levels. Newcomers, veterans and everyone in between are encouraged to take on a new multi-sport event. All racers must provide their own equipment for each leg of the event, including: stand-up paddleboard, personal flotation device, mountain bike, helmet and running shoes.

After the race, all competitors are invited to attend a post-event party and awards ceremony on the Frisco Bay Marina lawn. There, racers will receive a post-race meal from the Island Grill and a New Belgium beer. Awards are given to the first, second and third place finishers in three categories: overall male, female and team finishers. There is also a prize giveaway following the awards, open to all registered racers.

SUP for a cause

The weekend’s activities continue on Sunday with the Get Out Girl Paddle Jam at the marina. This is an all-women’s paddlesport event, during which women raise money for Foundation 1023 by setting a goal of paddling four or eight miles on Lake Dillon.

Participants can use stand-up paddleboards, kayaks or canoes. Support boats will be on course for individual support, such as snacks, hydration and tows.

Foundation 1023 provides first responders and their loved ones with confidential funding for emotional and mental wellness services, as well as access to peer-supported outdoor activities and events designed for personal wellness. The deaths of Flight For Life first responders, Kristin McLain and Pat Mahany, were the inspiration behind Foundation 1023.

For more information or to register for the paddle event, head to the website at

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