100% of ChelanMan profits are donated to the Lake Chelan Multisport Foundation.
This weekend on July 15 and 16, the 2017 ChelanMan Multi-Sport Weekend takes over the South Shore of Lake Chelan beginning at Lakeside Park and along a stretch of Hwy 97A and Hwy 971. Each year, ChelanMan combines a number of athletic events from a first time triathlon (Try-a-Tri) to an Olympic Triathlon and Half Ironman, both of which are national qualifiers. There is a 5K, 10K and half marathon, sprint and youth Triathalon for kids 11-15 years old.
The Half Marathon begins on Saturday, July 15 at 7 a.m. and includes a 1,900 meter swim, followed by a 58.1 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run. The Olympic Triathalon begins at 7:30 a.m. with a 1,500 meter swim, a 24.8 mile bike ride and a 10K run (6.2 miles).
The 10K run and Half-Marathon will be held on both days starting at 7:15 a.m.
On Sunday, July 16, the Spring Triathalon begins at 8 a.m. and is an 800 meter swim, a 13.1 mile bike ride and 5K run (3.1 miles). the Try-a-Tri will begin at 8:20 a.m. and includes a 400 meter swim, 13.1 miles bike ride, and a 5K run (3.1 miles).
The Youth Triathalon begins Sunday from 8 – 9 a.m. and is a 400 meter swim, 13.1 mile bike ride and a 5K run (3.1 miles).
The Splash-n-Dash is on Sunday at 12 p.m. (noon) and includes a 50 meter swim/dash in two feet of water, a 1,500 meter bike ride on neighborhood roads and a 300 meter run around the path at Lakeside Park.
What is amazing about ChelanMan is its purpose. It was started in 2007 as a non-profit foundation by Julie Pittsinger and a group of local athletes, ChelanMan not only gives athletes a chance to compete, but the net profits are used to promote the arts, literature and wellness for the youth of the Lake Chelan Valley. For a look the multitude of programs that have benefited from this event, go to the ChelanMan website here, or read more below.
LAKE CHELAN MULTISPORT FOUNDATION: Local athletes have come together to promote healthy activities for the youth in their community. The vision is to create exceptional multisport events that take advantage of the race venues of the Lake Chelan area. 100% of ChelanMan profits are donated to the Lake Chelan Multisport Foundation. The mission of the Lake Chelan Multisport Foundation is to embrace healthy lifestyles through support of arts, literature, science, and wellness programs for youth in the Chelan Valley. Since 2007, The LCMF has supported many youth programs in the Chelan Valley, including:
ESL program for second graders at Morgen Owings Elementary School
Lake Chelan Arts Council
Live theatre programs at Chelan Valley Independent School
Chelan Athletic Booster Club
Chelan High School Music Department
Chelan Youth Football program
Manson Elementary School
Lake Chelan Sail Club
Manson learn-to-swim program
UW college credit program through Chelan High School
Science sailing trip for local youth
Lake Chelan Rec. Department Foundation
Chelan Youth Wrestling program
The Dan Campbell Scholarship Fund
Youth Volleyball Club
Summer Science Camps
Chelan High School Wrestling program
Chelan Youth Rodeo program
Chelan Valley Players Theatre Group
Chelan High School English Department
Chelan High School Math Scholarship program
New Spanish curriculum for Chelan Valley Independent School
Lake Chelan Arts Council
Lake Chelan Bach Fest: Children’s Programs
Chelan High School Evening of Excellence
Girls on the Run
Chelan High School A.P. Classes
Chelan Girls’ Fast Pitch
Chelan High School FFA
Chelan High School Honors English
Chelan High School Football Program
Chelan High School Volleyball Program
Chelan High School: Seattle Shakespeare Co. Program
Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce: Trax Family Fun Run
Manson Options Elementary School Science Programs
Manson Options Middle School Science Programs
Chelan High School: College in High School Program