Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

Almaden Valley Athletic Club Beginner Triathlon for All Ages

San Jose, CA, February 10, 2024 — The Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC) announced the return of their TriAVAC Triathlon date as March 23, 2024. This community event is an introductory-level race for novices and a warm-up for veterans. AVAC plans to donate proceeds to Child Advocates of Silicon Valley (CASA), a Silicon Valley organization that aids infants, children, and adults aged birth to 21 year old. All proceeds will be going to help with recruiting and training volunteers to be an advocate for children in the foster system. Their vision is for every foster child to have nurturing support and resources needed to thrive.

TriAVAC is organized into age-specific events: a 400-yard swim in AVAC’s outdoor swimming pool, a 5-mile bike ride on spinning bikes, and a 2-mile neighborhood run for adults, and smaller durations for our juniors. TriAVAC is open to all ages and fitness levels including professional athletes to beginners interested in the sport and families that wish to train together.

In the past, the event has drawn over 150 competitors each year, ranging from world-class athletes such as Becky Gibbs, Pete Kain and Shari Kain to amateurs between the ages of two to 60+. “AVAC introduced its first Triathlon in 1983 to meet its members’ growing interest in the sport of triathlons,” said Jeff Griffith-Jones, GM of AVAC. “Since its inauguration, it has been a local favorite.”

Their multi-sport event provides a great opportunity to challenge yourself physically and mentally while also having fun with your community. With activities for children as young as two years old all the way up to grandparents, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy

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