Local athletes will compete in the first of this year's Beach Bum triathlons at Coligny Beach on Saturday.
The competition is comprised of a .25 mile swim, six mile bike ride, and a three mile run, all along the hard-packed sand of the beach.
The race begins at 8 a.m. Athletes are encouraged to arrive no later than 7 a.m. Award categories include male and female divisions, both 39 and under and 40 and over, and a team relay. Awards will be distributed around 9:45 a.m.
Refreshments will be offered following the race, and parking is available at the Coligny Beach parking lot off Pope Avenue.
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FITNESS COMPETITION TO BE HELD THIS WEEKEND
The Conviction Training Facility on Hilton Head Island will host the 3rd annual I CAN Games at Burkes Beach and Chaplin Park this weekend.
The event runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and welcomes athletes of all skill levels to compete in four events, including an ocean swim. The competition is family-friendly, and spectators are welcome to attend, free of charge. Included in the weekend's festivities are refreshments and music.
According to a press release, Conviction Training Facility owner Craig Hysell expects more than 400 athletes to participate in the Games.