Swim, bike, and run clinics are being offered to prepare for the 34th Annual Memphis in May Triathlon Sports Festival at Edmund Orgill Park in Millington, Tenn., May 20-22, 2016. The clinics will be lead by local certified coaches to give athletes an opportunity to learn about the sport or improve their performance before the race begins.
A swim clinic will be held at the Memphis Jewish Community Center pool at 6560 Poplar Avenue on Tuesday, April 12 from 6:30-8 p.m. Participants must be able to swim at least 100 yards freestyle non-stop. These clinics are geared for swimmers who can already swim and are interested in becoming faster and more efficient in races. Danny Fadgen with the MJCC will be the coach.
A Bike Skills and Maintenance Clinic will be hosted by The Peddler Bike Shop on Thursday, April 7 from 6-8 p.m. at their Southaven location, 3075 E. Goodman Road. Dale Sanford with BPC Performance Systems will be the coach. The Peddler Bike Shop is the presenting sponsor of the 2016 Memphis in May Triathlon and Sports Weekend.
A timed open-water swim course at the Memphis in May triathlon race site in Casper Lake at Orgill Park in Millington, Tenn., will be held on Wednesday, May 18 from 6-8 p.m.
A clinic and practice swim-the-course on Friday, May 20 from 3:30-5 p.m. will be presented during the Expo also at the lake. Danny Fadgen with the MJCC will be the coach.
The Memphis in May Triathlon Weekend kicks off on Friday, May 20 from 3-7 p.m. with the Sports Expo, which continues on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. At the Sports Expo, race participants can shop and view the newest in sports gear, bikes, clothing, and footwear.
The Memphis in May Sprint Triathlon begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. A sprint triathlon is a 1/3-mile swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 3-mile run—ideal for competitors who are new to the sport. The 34th Annual Memphis in May Olympic Triathlon begins at 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 22. An Olympic Triathlon includes a .93-mile (1.5K) swim, 24.9-mile (40K) bike ride, and 6.2-mile (10K) run.
P.R. Events Management produces fun and safe experiences that draw awareness, exposure and monetary support for the many charitable organizations with whom they partner. The Peddler Bike Shop, established in 1971, is the largest TREK bicycle dealer in Tennessee and lends support to four race teams, four cycling clubs, and two bicycle cooperatives in Memphis. For information on all P.R. Event Management upcoming races and registration, go to www. pr-eventmanagement.net.