NIXON — The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reminds the community that the 2011 Pyramid Lake Sprint Triathlon will be held on Saturday. The start and finish line for this year’s triathlon will be at the marina in Sutcliffe, which is located 33 miles north of Sparks on the Pyramid Highway. The tribe invites the public to come watch the athletes compete and support this great race.
Tribal members and visitors should exercise caution while traveling in the Sutcliffe area. Motorists in the Sutcliffe area and boaters near the marina should watch out for participating athletes and spectators.
The triathlon includes a half-mile swim course in Pyramid Lake near the marina, a 14-mile bike ride on State Route 445 from Sutcliffe north to Warrior Point and back and a three-mile run from the marina area south along the old railroad bed and back.
Early individual and team relay registration is available at www.active.com. The event starts at 8 a.m. and all proceeds from the triathlon go to support local charities.
For more information, visit www.pyramidlake.us or call 775-848-3956.