Y ROCK Sprint Triathlon set for June 25, includes 5k run

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 7, 2017) The Y Rock Sprint Triathlon, presented by the Sports Medicine Center at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, is coming Sunday, June 25 to the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall. Registration for the triathlon is underway at playtri.com/yrock, where you can also find additional details and the bike and run course maps.

In addition to the regular trio of challenges, there is also a 5K and 1-mile fun run new this year, sponsored by Modern Woodmen. Sign up at playtri.com/yrockrun.

The event will kick off with a 6:00 a.m. practice, and the race will begin at 7:00 a.m. Awards will be presented at 9:30 a.m. The course officially closes at 11:00 a.m. for all participants. The courses this year will all be on-road, a change initiated last year when the former Dirty Rock off-road triathlon became the new Y Rock Triathlon.

Y Rock participants will receive finisher medals, ice cold water, and a free meal after they celebrate their final strides across the finish line.

Net proceeds from the Y Rock benefit the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA, 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 is able to participate in Y programs, regardless of their financial situation.

A six-week Y Rock Training Program has been underway since May 15 to help prepare race participants for the Y Rock. The program includes indoor cycling, running and swimming (Monday 6-7 a.m. swim, Wednesday 6-7 a.m. run, Friday 6-7 a.m. indoor ride). Those interested in joining the training in progress may still do so, but the full rate of $149/Y member or $199/non-Y member applies. All participants also receive a free quick bike tune. Participants must be 13+ years old, but beginners are welcome!

To inquire about the training program, race sponsorship opportunities, volunteering, or anything else related  to the Y Rock, contact John Ibrahim at 972-772-9622 or jibrahim@ymcadallas.org.

By Julie Anne White, Blue Ribbon News.
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