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Triathlon at Hampton Ponds benefits Westfield YMCA swim team

Date: 5/22/2015

WESTFIELD – On June 7, Tater Racing will conduct the seventh annual Westfield YMCA Wave Triathlon, benefitting the Westfield YMCA Wave Swim Team.

The “sprint distance” race consists of a 0.3-mile swim in Pequot Pond at Hampton Ponds State Park, followed by a 13-mile bike ride, and ends with a three-mile run.

The “super sprint” race will be a 3000-yard swim, a 6.3-mile bike, and a one-mile run. This is the perfect first race for the aspiring triathlete.

Last year’s event drew 300 competitors from all over the Northeast and was the YMCA Wave swim team’s largest fundraiser.  

Details can be found at or by calling race director Lisa Totz 244-2506.

Event sponsors include Noble Visiting Nurse and Hospice Services Inc., American Medical Response, Millennium Press, Ninoss Pizzeria, New England Bike and Scuba, Hood, Sports Authority,, Blueseventy, and Wilderness Experience Unlimited

Volunteers are needed for race day, and signups are available online at

Wave Triathlon also offers a free service of an introductory triathlon clinic eight days prior to the race at the race venue.