After a two-year absence, the Rotary Club of Dunsmuir is again staging the Mount Shasta Tinman Triathlon on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3, 2017 at Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort.
The following information about the Tinman is from a Dunsmuir Rotary press release:
The revamped Tinman features new swim and run routes and a slightly revised bike leg.
The triathlon starts at 8 a.m. with wave starts for the swimmers at the swim beach (instead of the boat ramp) and proceeds 740 yards in a triangular loop.
The bike leg is 16-miles and leaves from a new transition area close to the swim beach. This new take-off point means triathletes have almost no exposure to cross traffic in the Resort.
The run travels 3.2 miles along Lake Siskiyou Trail and is not on any roads at all.
The revamped event is under new directorship of Nan Cardoso, who offered to direct the Tinman when Dunsmuir Rotary announced they were considering dropping the event since its previous race directors could no longer continue in that capacity.
Cardoso assumes full ownership and control of the Tinman next year, but this year Dunsmuir Rotary is partnering with her to jump start the event after its absence.
Dunsmuir Rotary will receive part of the proceeds from registrations for its community service projects this year and will continue to do so for the next five years.
One of those community service projects the Tinman supports is the Wildcat Weekender Backpack Food Program. This program went through a four-month pilot stage last school year.
In the program, elementary school children who’ve been identified by the school take home a backpack of “child friendly meals” on weekends during the school year.
Registration costs are $80 for individuals; $125 for teams. Teams can be made up of two or three athletes.
For more information on the Mount Shasta Tinman Triathlon, go to www.shastatinman.com. A full description of the routes and a link to route maps can be found there.
The Rotary Club of Dunsmuir and Nan Cardoso thank all this year’s sponsors, especially Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort. Without the Resort’s cooperation and help, the Tinman could not be staged.
For more information about Dunsmuir Rotary’s service projects, contact the club secretary at (530) 235-5735 or rotary@WillNewman.com.