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ASP Hosts PAIN in the Alleganies June 22

Half Iron, Aquabike, Duathlons and More

By Alicia Dziak

Allegany State Park (ASP) is known for its natural beauty, large lakes and miles of trails. While many go to enjoy camping, hiking and fishing, many others go to get some hard-core exercise, and you’ll see many of those people in the park on June 22 for Pain in the Alleganies. It’s not too late to register.

PAIN in the Alleganies is a series of competitions, brought to the park by Score-this.com.

“Everyone should consider participating in PAIN in the Alleganies. It is designed for all skills levels,” said race coordinator Rich Clark. “We will have the seasoned multisport veterans and typically get many first timers.”

The Half Iron Triathlon consists of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run. Registration is $212, with a discount available for USAT members. Recommended minimum age for this event is 18.

The Aquabike Half Iron combines a 1.2-mile swim and 56-mile bike ride. Registration is $212, with a discount available for USAT members. Recommended minimum age is 18.

The Intermediate Triathlon is comprised of a 0.6-mile swim, a 28-mile bike ride and 6.55-mile run. Registration is $112, with a discount available for USAT members. Recommended minimum age is 15.

The Sprint Triathlon challenges competitors to a 0.6-mile swim, a 12.4-mile bike ride, and a 3.1-mile run. Registration is $87, with a discount available for USAT members. Recommended minimum age is 13.

The Duathlon includes a 3.1-mile run, a 12.4-mile bike race and a 3.1-mile run. Registration is $87, with a discount available for USAT members. Recommended minimum age is 13.

The Half Iron Relay is a team event made up of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike race and a 13.1-mile run. This event is limited to 50 teams. Cost is $245.

Sprint Tri Relay combines a 0.6-mile swim, a 12.4-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run. It’s limited to 10 teams and registration cost is $140.

Racecourses take advantage of the variety of terrain within ASP.

“The bike is on the roads of ASP 2, APS 3 and then ASP 1 in a clockwise direction for the long distance athletes and only one ASP 1 for the shorter distance athletes,” explained Clark. “All of the bike routes stay within the park. All of the running course is on the paved walkways within the park. Most of the run course skirts Red House Lake and also passes in front of the Red House Administration Building. The views are spectacular.”

With so many options choose, dedicated athletes are sure to find an event that challenges them to the fullest. Add in the unmatched ASP scenery, and you’ve got yourself a truly rewarding day! For more information, visit www.score-this.com.

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