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Race to raise money for developmental disabilities

The 14th annual Mountain Lake Services Foundation Triathlon will be held Sept. 15

— On Sept. 15, competitors will swim, bike and run to raise money for people with developmental disabilities.

The 14th annual Mountain Lake Services Foundation Triathlon will begin at 9 a.m. at North Country Camps on Augur Lake in Keeseville.

Mountain Lake Services is hosting the event.

“Our goal is to ensure the quality of services in Clinton County for individuals with developmental disabilities,” said Elizabeth Rutkowski, assistant director of communications and staff relations at Mountain Lake Services.

The organization works to support families in need and also has a scholarship program for students pursuing studies in human services.

The triathlon will offer two levels of difficulty — iron and recreational — in paddling, running and biking.

The paddle, which takes place on Augur Lake, is a 3.5-mile loop at the iron level and is 1.5 miles for recreational entrants.

Similarly, the run is 5.5 miles at the iron level and 2.5 miles at the recreational level and the bicycling course is 20 miles at the iron level and 14 miles at the recreational level.

Individuals may enter the event, and teams may contain two to four people.

Registration on the day of the event will begin at 8 a.m. at Camp Whippoorwill on Frontage Road in Keeseville, and the race will begin at 9 a.m.

Pre-registration is $20 for individuals and $60 for teams. Registration the day of the event is $25 for individuals and $75 for teams.

To register, call (518) 546-3051 ext. 314 or download a registration form at mountainlakeservices.org.

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