Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tinman Offers Something For Everyone

Children show great enthusiasm as they begin the 2009 Tinman Kids’ Triathlon. Catch similar excitement at the 2010 Tinman, Sunday, June 27 at California State University, San Bernardino.
Everyone who participates in the 2010 Tinman on Sunday, June 27 at California State University, San Bernardino will receive a medal similar to this one.

Tinman draws hundreds of runners, bicyclers and swimmers each year with events for all ages. It’s taking place Sunday, June 27 at California State University, San Bernardino.

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) The 24th Annual Tinman, coming to California State University, San Bernardino on Sunday, June 27, offers something for everyone and showcases much of what San Bernardino has to offer.

Tinman, which is presented by the Sunset Rotary Club, features triathletes, 5K runners and walkers, disabled athletes, teams, and a kid’s triathlon for ages 2-12 and an “action-packed” tricycle race for Tiny Tots (5 and under).

Check in begins at 5:30 a.m. The 5K and adult triathlon begin at 7 a.m. Kids’ events begin at 9 a.m.

“We have recently reduced the price of the 5K to just $25,” said Thom Salisbury, event co-chairman. “The 5K course is relatively flat, while the triathlon bike route takes you partially up the challenging grade into Devil’s Canyon. Triathletes (Kids too) are rewarded by a refreshing swim in the California State University San Bernardino pool.”
Tinman also features beautiful medals and t-shirts, tons of refreshments and great prizes, terrific goody bags and a wide range of exhibitors from exotic birds to cool hobbies and more, plus ample free parking.

Kids Triathletes run a quarter mile through a fun obstacle course, bike a mile and swim 25 yards. The Tiny Tots Tricycle Race is a quarter mile of pure (and cute) chaos!

“Our kids events are unbelievably entertaining for all, especially the kids,” Salisbury said. “Parents and other family members are more than welcome to escort their child through these events.”

Experienced children ages 9 and up may compete along with the adults if they’re ready for the challenge.

Entry fees before June 11 are $65 for adult and teen-age triathletes, $90 for teams, $25 for 5K participants, and $20 for children 12 and under participating in any of the events. After June 11, the triathlon entry fee is $75, the 5K entry fee is $30 and the children’s entry fee is $25.

Discounts are available on the adult triathlon for disabled athletes, California State University, San Bernardino students and staff with school ID and members of the military with ID. These people can enter the triathlon for $35 before June 11, and for $45 after.

The adult 5k and triathlon start together on the paved course that encircles the California State University, San Bernardino campus. The triathletes continue on bikes for a 9-mile trek through the foothills north of the campus, featuring the Devil’s Canyon.

“This grueling grade is competitive for the seasoned athletes, yet tame enough for beginners, even first-timers,” Salisbury said. “

Finally, adult triathletes finish off with a 100-yard sprint in the university pool, followed by a short dash to the finish line amidst the many exhibitors and cheering onlookers.

Teams of up to three athletes can compete in the triathlon, which is ideal if one wants to run, another ride bicycle and a third swim.

Register before June 11 at www.Active.com
<http://www.Active.com> (search for Tinman), to be guaranteed a t-shirt and medal. Late and same day registration is available.

For more information, call Salisbury at 909-855-3116.