Badin triathlon set for Saturday

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Fourth Annual Historic Badin Triathlon will take place Saturday.
The event includes a 750-meter swim in Badin Lake, a 12-mile bike ride around Stanly County, and a 5-kilometer run along Valley Drive and other areas of downtown Badin. There is also a team competition, with each member doing one facet of the triathlon.
The top overall finishers, male and female, will receive three days, two nights, and a $50 meal credit at the Badin Inn.
Second and third overall winners get $100 and $50. All age-group winners will receive locally handcrafted spearpoint replicas from Badinís Hardaway site. Second and third place age-group winners will receive handmade kiln fired Historic Badin medallions. Age-group awards will be presented in 14 age groups. Registration is available online at and more information and a printable race application is available at Registration is available through Friday night at $60, and limited race-day registration is also available at Badin Lake from 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Registration on Saturday is $70. Teams are $110 through Friday night, and $120 on Saturday morning.
Packet pickup is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the boat landing across from Alcoa on N.C. 740, or at Town Hall if inclement weather occurs.
More information can be obtained by calling 704-310-6741, or by email at