Dana Point Times
For those who did not get their fill at this year’s Dana Point Turkey Trot, neighboring Laguna Niguel is offering a race that caters to all skill levels.
This year’s Laguna Niguel Triathlon will feature a reverse sprint style event as well as a 5K, 10K and 1K kids fun-run on February 17, with most of the day’s action taking place at the Crown Valley Community Park.
The reverse sprint triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event, which features a 5K run, and 17K bike ride and a 150-meter swim.
The run portion will take participants out of the Crown Valley park via the soccer fields and into nearby Laguna Niguel Regional Park, where they will run through the numerous trail systems. Runners will circle the Sulphur Creek Reservoir and return to the start point, where their bicycles will be waiting.
The closed bike circuit essentially takes riders around the same path again, just for a longer distance.
The 150-meter swim will take place in the Crown Valley Community Park’s pool.
Those interested in competing in the 5K, 10K and 1K kids run will start at the same time (7 a.m.) as the triathletes and will run on the same course.
Early registration is now open for the month of January. Prices will increase for those who register in February. For more information and to register, visit www.lagunanigueltriahlton.com