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BCE 1997 Whitewater Triathlon

The Bethesda Center of Excellence, a United States Whitewater Canoe and Kayak Team Training Center, and The Racing Program of the Canoe Cruisers Association announce:

9th Annual BCE Fall Whitewater Triathlon

(and the first qualifier for the 1st Annual Potomac Ironman Triathlon)

Race results are now available online.

When and Where
Sunday, November 2 at 8 AM at the Brookmont Church on Broad St. off Maryland Ave. and MacArthur Blvd. in Bethesda. (If the Potomac Little Falls gauge is 5 feet or higher, the date will change to Sunday, November 9 -- so please call the CCA (301-656-2586) or BRV hotlines for more details as November approaches.
How and What
Bike 4 miles, run 3 miles, and canoe/kayak 2 miles down Little Falls' class III-IV whitewater to Chain Bridge (which doubles as a finish line and a great view for spectators, especially with binoculars).
Any individual who wishes to compete in all 3 events and has a solid river roll


any combination of 3 people to complete each leg of the triathlon as a relay team.
For the FUN of it!


to qualify for the 1st Annual "Potomac Ironman" Triathlon as one of the top 10 finishers in one of the five divisions - Male: under 25, 25-35, 35+; Female: all ages; Relay Teams: all ages.


to get a cool Olympic Ring Racing Bib worth more than your entry fee!
Schedule of events:
8am Race Registration
8:45 AM Course Review
9 AM sharp Start Race
11:15 AM Awards Presentation and raffle of sponsor-donated prizes

Please thank and patronize the sponsors: Clyde's Restaurant Group, Rapidstyle, Patagonia, Perception, PowerBar, PowerAde, Dagger and Immersion Research.
Entry forms are in the latest CCA newsletter. [ Or you can try this one that I cooked up online. ---Rsk ]
What is the Potomac Ironman? It will be a summertime 1998 race: 12 mile bike, 5 mile run, and 4 mile paddle up through slalom gates, down through whitewater, and up through flatwater to a televised finish that only qualified participants may compete in.
Contact: webmaster.