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Wildfires Force HITS Triathlon Series To Move Ft. Collins Race

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Jun 19, 2012

HITS Triathlon Series announced today that the July 28-29 event originally planned for Fort Collins will now be held 94 miles east in Sterling.

The decision to move came as result of a combination of factors, including the recent devastation from wildfires burning in the area, which covers large portions of the bike route planned for the Half and Full distance races.

“We’ve been working with community officials and leaders for some time trying to finalize the routes for the bike and run, which is typically a process that takes some finessing no matter where the event is held,” said Mark Wilson, Race Director for HITS Triathlon Series. “Throughout the process we’ve had great cooperation from officials and local supporters in the community; however, it recently became clear that an alternate location would be best.”

The event will now be held at North Sterling State Park in Sterling, which is 110 miles northeast of Denver and a relatively similar driving distance for athletes coming from the Denver airport. The park features a large, spacious reservoir on the High Plains, with ample camping offered year-round.

Read more: Journal-advocate.com

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