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Waukegan YMCA to Host Save the Y Indoor Triathlon Dec. 1

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If you've ever wanted to try a triathlon but weren't sure you could handle it, the Lake County Family YMCA has the perfect opportunity for you: a mini tri that also benefits the Y.

The Save the Y indoor tri will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Northern Lake YMCA, 2000 Western Ave., Waukegan. Participants will do a 10-minute ride on a stationary bike, a 10-minute run on a treadmill and a 10-minute swim. There will be a 10-minute transition in-between each sport, and participants will be doing their activities at various start times throughout the day. The person who covers the most distance overall, based on adding the subtotal from each of the three sports, will win an "I Did the Tri To Save the Y" T-shirt donated by American Outfitters of Waukegan.

"Tri participants will work at their own pace," said Health & Wellness Coordinator Mayra Galindo. "If you need to take a break, that's fine. The main thing is you'll be doing something healthy and at the same time supporting our YMCA. This is really designed for all fitness levels from beginners to those who are more advanced."

Winners in various age groups, beginning at age 8, will get the T-Shirt. Third-place winners will receive ribbons.

Cost is $15 per person or $75 for an organization/business with up to five participants. There also is a $5 discount for a family of three or more. Registration is taking place now through Nov. 27.

Late registration increases by $5 in each category and will take place Nov. 28 --

Dec. 1.

If you don't want to participate but still want to help, you can donate $15 per athlete to participate.

If you're interested in making a donation or registering, contact Galindo 847 775-7103 or email


The Lake County Family YMCA is a cause-driven nonprofit that strengthens the community through programs and services that foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Chartered in 1912 as a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit, our association is comprised of the Central Lake YMCA in Vernon Hills and Northern Lake YMCA in Waukegan. To learn more, visit

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