The First annual White Deer Triathlon took place in Boulder Junction on Saturday, May 16th. It was a huge success. White Birch Village was a gold sponsor of the event and John was on the planning committee for it. My sister-in-law Debra Malmgren, who runs in marathons, had never done a triathlon and got a large group together to participate in the race. Her brother, Joe Ritchie, joined in the effort. Team Ritchie had quite a few participants. We would like to thank Ritchie Propane for being the platinum sponsor of this inaugural event, in memory of their son Jeremy. All the hard work paid off for Deb and her friend Jill as they took second place in the kayak team division.
Thanks to my brother, Brad, for sharing all his wonderful pictures that he took during the triathlon as I was holding down the fort at the resort!
The first leg of the race was a 3K paddle across Boulder Lake to Camp Manito-wish. You could either kayak, canoe or paddle board. Kayak’s were the preferred boat.
The start of the race at the boat landing at Boulder Lake.
The day was started with the singing our national anthem.
Strategy planning before the race.
Brian, from Team Ritchie, getting some practice strokes in.
Dan and Taylor from the Aqualand Ale House getting their kayak ready for the COED team division.
Deb and Jill are ready to begin.
Work those arms girls!
The paddle portion of the race took place on Boulder Lake and headed to Camp Manito-wish.
Deb and Jill finish the paddle portion of the race.
Racing out of the water.
The run from the boats to the bikes.
The second leg of the race was a 23K bike ride.
Deb and Jill riding their bikes.
The final leg was a 6.5K run that ended at the Boulder Junction Community building.
Brian was part of Team Ritchie and stayed here at the resort.
Dan and Taylor from the Aqualand Ale House.
Deb and Jill crossing the finish line.
Team Ritchie, who stayed at the resort, includes my sister-in-law Deb.
I love this action shot at the finish line.
The BJ Lions club provided a post race brat party.
After race fellowship.
Deb is soooo excited that she and Jill took second place in the team division.
Theresa’s last event as the chamber’s executive director. We’re going to miss you!