Camp Pendleton hosts seventh annual Sprint Triathlon
Friday, August 17, 2012, 12:51:05 PM
Civilians and service members alike came together to participate in Camp Pendleton
's seventh annual Sprint Marathon. The base welcomed about 1,200 runners, including 200 service members. The base hosts the Hard Corps race series each year, with seven different events ranging from 5Ks to half marathons. The series divides racers into four divisions: civilian male, civilian female, military male, and military female. Children are welcome to compete in a modified version of the events, too.
"The triathlon is held to help raise revenue in support of the Marines and sailors on base. It also offers an opportunity for civilians to come on base and see what the military has to offer," said Jill Prichard, a Hard Corps Race Series coordinator with Marine Corps Community Services's Semper Fit, a program designed to bring the military and civilian communities together and promote healthy lifestyles.
Competitors completed a 500-yard swim, an 18-mile road bike with a 3-mile run ending the race. The children were able to run either a quarter or a half mile, depending on age. Various aircraft vehicles were on display at the finish line.
The Hard Corps race series is a great way for service members to stay fit, socialize and compete with civilians, and relax after work and their deployments.
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