On Sept. 23, 2012, athletes from the area will test their strength in Pain in the Alleganies, a half ironman and relay event, at Allegany State Park. A half ironman consists of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run. The event will also include an Aquabike Half, Sprint Triathlon, and a Duathlon coordinated by ScoreThis!!.
The Red Cross needs volunteers on Sept. 22 to help set up the course, and on race day to work at water stations, registration tables and along the courses.
“This is a great event for the Cattaraugus County area,” stated Kathy Burch, chapter assistant executive director. “Every person who signs up to volunteer for the Red Cross on the day of the event earns the Chapter a donation towards our programs and services in Cattaraugus County. They also receive a free t-shirt from race organizers.”
For more information, please contact the Olean Red Cross office at (716) 372-5800. The American Red Cross of Southwestern New York is a United Way agency.