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An 18-mile cycling course will highlight the 28th Dragon Fly Spring Triathlon race at Sardis Lake on Saturday, Aug. 26. The event will also have a four-mile run and a half-mile swim in the lower lake of reservoir as part of the competition.  

Credit: Blair Evan Ball

Triathlon events not only test an athlete’s mettle in running, but in cycling and swimming as well.

A long-standing triathlon competition will take place again on Aug. 26 at Sardis Lake. It is the 28th annual Dragon Fly Sprint Triathlon.

The event will start from the sandy white beach of Cypress Point on the lower lake of the Sardis Reservoir.

This triathlon features a half-mile swim, an 18-mile cycling course and a four-mile run through the area of the the reservoir and the nearby facility.

Registration to enter is $65, payable through www.pr-management.net, and relay teams are urged to enter.

The event venue offers participants and their families an opportunity to swim, picnic, boat and explore numerous public day use areas on the lake at John W. Kyle State Park and nearby Holly Springs National Forest.

Following the race, participants can refuel on refreshments at the post-race party. All participants will receive a custom-designed tee-shirt and finishers will receive a custom-designed die-cast medal.

Award winners in each category will receive handcrafted pottery platters and bowls created by local artist Miranda Bavier, an art teacher for Shelby County Schools, Tenn.

For more information on the Dragon Fly Sprint Triathlon, clinics, or any upcoming events produced by P.R. Event Management, contact Pam Routh, race director, at 901-550-2114 or by email at pamrunsraces@gmail.com.

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