The 11th annual Comanche Warrior Triathlon that will be held in Big Spring at the Comanche Trail Park this Saturday, August 25th. Individual and team participants begin the race with a 500-meter open water swim in Comanche Trail Lake, followed up by a 30k out and back bike ride on city and county roads, and, finally, conclude with a 5k run on closed trails and roads in the Comanche Trail Park.
Even though Comanche Trail Lake is lower than usual due to the fact that Big Spring has seen minimal amounts of rain this year, interim Community Services Director for the Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau Hayley Herrera told KBest News that, more than likely, the swimming portion of the race will not be canceled.
"We're continuing on like the event is going to happen, like it always happens, with the swim, the biking, and the run," said Herrera. She went on to say that a final decision will be made on the day of the event.
"The water is lower, but we've been in this situation before and [in the past] they've just adjusted the path. The swim portion might be a little bit shorter," said Herrera. "We might have to reign in a little bit, but [the competitors] will still be swimming."
Every year, the triathlon tends to bring in many out-of-town visitors for the race since it’s also an event that’s sanctioned by USA Triathlon. There’s still time to register online through www.Permianbasinevents.com or you can find the link on the Facebook page for the Comanche Warrior Triathlon. Cost is $65 per individual, and $110 per team.
To volunteer to help with the event, contact Debbye ValVerde at 432- 263-7641.