Proceeds from the North Country Triathlon go to charity.
Among the charities the race supports is The Hope Lodge of Burlington, a "home away from home" for cancer patients receiving treatment at Burlington's Fletcher-Allen cancer center. Engler chose The Hope Lodge as a way to honor his mother and his sister, who are both cancer survivors.
"We're excited to announce that by the close of our fifth race, we'll have donated over $15,000 to our charity partners," said Engler, who spent his childhood summers exploring the shores of Lake George. "I can't thank our sponsors and many volunteers enough. This has been truly an amazing experience."
Sponsors of the fifth annual North Country Triathlon include the Town of Hague, Green Mountain Coffee, Silver Bay YMCA, Codino's Foods, Lake George Mirror, Hague Chamber of Commerce, Warren Country Board of Tourism, MojoMotors.com, XTERRA Wetsuits, IZZE Sparkling Juices, TD Bank and Zatista.com.
For race registration, volunteer opportunities, sponsor requests and other information go online at www.northcountrytri.com.