Tumbleweed Triathlon Benefits Permian Basin Healthcare Provider

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File art from a Tall City Triathlon. This weekend the Tumbleweed Triathlon will take place in Odessa.

Cindeka Nealy

Back to the 21stSt Annual Tumbleweed Triathlon – benefiting the Medical Center Health Foundation – will be held Sunday at the University of Texas’ Permian Basin Pool, 4901 E. University Blvd. instead of. Kick-off is at 7:30am and all participants must attend the information session 30 minutes beforehand.

A USA Triathlon-sanctioned event sees competitors compete in a three-part race consisting of a flat 20K bike on broad-shouldered roads, a round-trip on the UTPB campus, and a 400-meter swim in a 50th meter run. meters pool. Chip timing – when a runner wears an electronic device registered with their race number and alerts strategically placed chip readers once the runner has crossed them – is used.


Athletes can register by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and pick up their race day packages from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the MCH Mission Fitness Center, 8050 E. Highway 191. If applicable, bring ID and a USAT membership card. Non-USAT members must pay an additional USAT registration fee of $15 on top of the $45 race fee. Admission is limited to 112 people.

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