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Hilo Triathlon Kicks Into Action July 10

July 1, 2016, 1:06 PM HST
* Updated July 14, 8:12 AM
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hilo triathlonThe Hawai‘i Island Olympic Distance Hilo Triathlon will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday, July 10, 2016, at James Kealoha Beach Park.

The event will include a swim, bike, run and a beach barbecue party.

The Hilo Triathlon Swim is a 1,500-meter clockwise triangular loop off James Kealoha Beach Park.

The Hilo Triathlon Bike course is an out-and-back, 40 km ride along the historical Hamakua coast on the Hawai‘i Belt Road.

The Hilo Triathlon Run course is 10 km road run at sea level with spectacular ocean views alongside Wai‘olena Beach Park, Leleiwi Beach Park and Richardson Beach Park.

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Every finisher will receive:

  • Dry-Fit Competitor T-Shirt
  • Finishers Medal
  • Post Race BBQ and refreshments (athletes over 21 get two beers from local craft brewery Mehana Brewery
  • Trophies Burger Chips and Mehana
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Awards will be given to:
(Age group will be based on age on race day.)

  • Top 5 Overall (Male/Female) (No fins)
  • Top 3 in each Age Group (Male/Female, 19 and under 20-24, 25-29, … 70+) (No fins)
  • Top 3 Relay Teams (No Fins)
  • Top 3 Overall Fins (Male/Female)

ROAD CLOSURES

Bayfront Highway and Highway 19 in Hilo will be closed between Pauahi Street and Wainaku Street, just before ‘Alae Cemetery from 5 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2016, to accommodate runners in the Hilo Triathlon.

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Hamakua-bound traffic on Kamehameha Avenue will detour up Wailuku Drive and the right onto Wainaku Street.

The detour will follow Wainaku Street until it ends and reunites with the highway just before ‘Alae Cemetery.

Hilo-bound traffic on Highway 19 will detour up Wainaku Street, then proceed left onto Wailuku Drive, right on Kino‘ole Street, and left on Waianuenue Avenue back to Kamehameha Avenue.

Contact Joe Wedemann at (808) 854-6825 for more information.

For more information, go online.

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