Aug 25, 2012
The Olympic distance triathlon- the Gator Bait at Eagle Lake Triathlon & Open Water Swim- will begin at Messina Landing with a 1.5 kilometer swim, 40 kilometer bike ride, and 10 kilometer run. All participants must be registered with the USA Triathlon Association, but one-day memberships will be available for $10. The registration fee is $60 for individuals, and $980 for a 2-3 person relay team. The open water swim will also begin at Messina Landing, with registration at 7 am and the race at 8:30 am. There is a mandatory pre-race meeting at 8:05. The event will include 400-, 800-, and 1,600-meter swims, with trophies given in all age groups from youth through adults. Each swimmer must be registered with either USA Swimming or U.S. Masters Swimming, and one-day memberships will be available for an extra fee. The registration fee is 430 for the open water swim, and there is no race day registration. To enter, email even coordinator Mathew Mixon at email@example.com or download an entry form from the Vicksburg Swim Association's website www.vsaswim.org.