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KILLINGTON, Vt. (News Release) — As part of Rage Weekend May 24-26, the Memorial Day Triathlon on Sunday, May 25, ushers out winter at Killington and welcomes summer with open arms. The Triathlon is open to anyone who wants to give it a try. The grueling event includes skiing or snowboarding, mountain biking and trail running. The weekend begins on Saturday, May 24, with course preview clinics and women’s clinics.
The 13th Annual Killington Triathlon takes place on Sunday and is the largest event during Rage Weekend. It is a three-part race that makes a perfect segue from winter into summer. The test of endurance and skill begins at 10 a.m. with a skiing or snowboarding run down the Superstar Trail. Next, racers trade their boards for mountain bikes and ride a typically muddy 5.5-mile cross-country course on Killington’s mountain bike trails. The last leg of the competition is a 2.5-mile trail run. Athletes are competing for an assortment of prizes from Rage Weekend Sponsors, and everyone who enters gets a commemorative Killington Triathlon T-shirt. The race is limited to the first 500 competitors and costs $40 for Killington season pass holders and $50 for non-season pass holders for those who register by May 15. Day-off registration costs $45 for pass holders and $55 for non-pass holders. Competitors should call 802-422-1700 to request registration forms or log on to killington.com for more information or registration.
Triathlon participants and spectators can enjoy a bar-b-que and music on the Killington Base Lodge deck. The party on the deck continues all weekend long along with other activities including mountain bike fun rides with bike rentals available at the Killington Mountain Bike Shop, as well as hiking on Killington’s vast trail network. And if that’s not enough to satisfy the extreme in any athlete, the Killington Klimb will help use up the rest of that extra energy. On Monday, May 26, it’s a race to the top of 4,241-foot Killington Peak starting at 10 a.m. The fastest climber will have his or her name engraved on the trophy and receive some great prizes. Entry fee is $10/person.
Rage weekend officially opens summertime programs and activities at Killington–the adventure continues all season long. This summer Killington will offer: scenic rides on the K1 Gondola; a mountain bike center with rentals and 45 miles of gondola-serviced mountain bike trails; the Killington Hiking Center with self-guided hikes; and golf. Killington has its own 18-hole championship golf course, and there are 270 holes of golf in the Killington region. In addition to all of these activities families will love the Killington/Pico Adventure Center including two water slides (open in July), an outdoor climbing wall, an in-line skate and skateboard park plus, at Pico, an alpine slide (open in July), mini-golf and the Bungee Thing.
Killington is an American Skiing Company resort. Headquartered in Park City, Utah, American Skiing Company is one of the largest operators of ski, snowboard and golf resorts in the country. Other resorts include: Sunday River and Sugarloaf/USA in Maine; Mount Snow in Vermont; Attitash Bear Peak in New Hampshire; Steamboat in Colorado; and The Canyons in Utah. For more information, visit Killington’s website at www.killington.com.