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Y Rock Sprint Triathlon plus 5K & 1-Mile Run

Registration is underway now for those wishing to participate in the Y Rock Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, June 24 at J.E.R. Chilton YMCA, 1210 N. Goliad St. in Rockwall. The course features a 300-yard pool swim (snake swim in the Y’s 25-yard indoor pool), a 9.5 mile (2 loops) bike ride, and 3.1 mile run.

New this year is a Run-Bike-Run event happening at the same time, for those seeking an alternative to the traditional Swim-Bike-Run.

In addition, the Y Rock 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run returns this year, providing an opportunity for everyone of all ages and abilities to take part in an active, fun day.

Photo by Frank Locke – You’ve Been Shot Texas.

Sponsored by Blue Ribbon News, these Y Rock events benefit the J.E.R Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The funds help ensure that everyone can participate in Y programs, regardless of their financial situation. Supporting sponsors include American National Bank, Brad Epstein, Rockwall Futbol Club, Rockwall Sports Center, Lakeside Allergy, Ear, Nose & Throat, and Rockwall Nutrition.

Photo by Blue Ribbon News

For details, course maps, and registration for the Swim-Bike-Run or the Run-Bike-Run, go to https://www.playtri.com/all-races/y-rock-sprint-triathlon.

For details, course map, and registration for the 5K and 1-Mile Run, go to https://www.playtri.com/all-races/y-rock-5k-1mile-run.

Swimming for the Cure

Since 2011, Swim Across America-Dallas, Held June 11 and 12, has provided a rare opportunity for cancer survivors, former members of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team and hundreds of swimmers of all skill levels to make an impact on cancer research locally. Swim Across America-Dallas has contributed a total of $1.8 million so far to the Baylor Health Care System Foundation for the clinical trials center.

Open water swims take place June 11 at The Harbor at Lake Ray Hubbard, featuring the Iron Distance (2.4 miles), one-mile and half-mile distances. The family-friendly pool swims take place June 12 at Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center for individuals and relay teams.

The swim raises funds for the Swim Across America Innovative Clinical Trials Center on the campus of Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Swimmers can participate in the open water swim at Lake Ray Hubbard or the pool swim.

For all particulars and registration, visit SwimAcrossAmerica.org/dallas. For more information, visit BaylorScottandWhite.com.