The route for the three events will take participants around the Smithfield area, sticking mainly around the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center (SRAC) and surrounding areas. The event will begin with swimming at the SRAC at 600 Booker Dairy Road then carry on to the bike course from the SRAC into rural Johnston County on a scenic but mostly flat course. The triathlon will end with the run event which is an out-and-back course around Smithfield’s Community Park, and down and back on the new Buffalo Creek Greenway.
“We are excited about the response we’ve received about the 3 Little Pigs Triathlon,” said Martin Tetreault, a committee member for the event. “Last year, we had almost 500 participants and raised over $17,000. We expect similar numbers this year. With the help of the SRACand The Rotary Club of Central Johnston County, the event will provide an opportunity for fun and fundraising.”
Family activities will also be available including the SRAC splash pool, a jump-o-line, a misting tent, face painting and the playground at the finish line.
Chick-fil-A of Smithfield is the title sponsor for the event. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Park and The Rotary Club of Central Johnston County.
For online registration and more information call 919-934-1408 or visit www.fsseries.com/index.php?action=event&event_id=169.