Northern R.I. high school triathlon clinic is Aug. 5 at Smithfield YMCA

Northern R.I. high school triathlon clinic is Aug. 5 at Smithfield YMCA

SMITHFIELD – The Northern R.I. High School Triathlon Club, which will host the inaugural R.I. High School Triathlon State Championships next month at Lincoln Woods State Park, will conduct a triathlon clinic on Sunday, Aug. 5, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Smithfield YMCA on 15 Deerfield Drive.

The USA Triathlon-sanctioned state championships are Sunday, Aug. 19, at 8 a.m., and this clinic will help high school competitors, ranging from incoming freshman to seniors who will graduate next year, prepare to achieve their goals.

There is no charge for the clinic, but those who attend must be a member of the USAT to attend or purchase a one-day license.

The state championships will encompass a quarter-mile swim, 10½-mile bike ride, and 2½-mile run, and awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers.

Visit firm-racing.com or email nrihstri@gmail.com for more information on the clinic or the state championships.