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Endurance athletes to turn out Mothers Day

Want to spend this Mothers Day doing something different. Turn out to participate in or watch the “Mom’s Day Sprint Triathlon.” 

The Farmington Civic Center is sponsoring a triathlon for males and females age 18 or older. The three-part race will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday morning.

Participants will start by swimming 300 yards in the civic center pool. Next they will move outside and bike 13 miles on a pre-determined loop. 

The cycling route will take riders out to Maple Valley and onto Maple Street across U.S. 67 to the outer road. Then they will turn north on Woodlawn and continue to just north of the St. Francois County Fairgrounds. There they will turn around at the intersection and head back south to Bray Road, continuing on to Pimville Road and turn west and ride until they reach the AMVETS building. There they will turn around and ride back to the civic center. 

After the 13 mile bike ride the athletes will do a 3-mile run on the civic center track. It’s estimated the earliest finishers will take about two hours to complete the endurance event.

Kenny Allen, of the Farmington Civic Center, said he expects everyone to be finished by early afternoon. 

Individual trophies will be given for first, second and third place finishers to males and females in each age division. All participants will receive t-shirts. Lunch will be provided for participants.

Check in will be from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. 

“Hopefully this race will grow and we can do more in the future,” said Allen. 

There is still time to sign up for the triathlon by calling the civic center or visiting the website at and register. 

The fee for single entries is $50. Team entries are $55. Teams can sign up for one person to run, one person to walk and one to swim. 

The organizers are still looking for volunteers to help out and man key locations along the route. Anyone interested in helping can call the center at 756-0900.

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