Triathlon in Vilas County Partners with Radio Club
The Phelps Chamber welcomes the support and assistance of the Vilas County Amateur Radio Club for this year’s Twin Triathlon to be held in August.
The Vilas County Amateur Radio Club was formed in May of 2015 and started with just a few members. Since then, it has grown to 85 members that have been active in multiple events, in Vilas County and surrounding areas. These include the GRAABR bike tour, sled dog races in Merrill, and the Ironline Sled Dog and Fat Bike Races in Iron River.
The club was formed to promote the hobby of Amateur Radio with particular focus on public service and coordination with Local and State Amateur Radio Emergency Services. Several members are trained for emergency situations that may require radio communication.
The group will be assisting the Phelps Chamber with the triathlon by stationing members along the route to ensure the safety of participants.
“We’re very excited to have the Radio Club joining us for this new event. Their help is so valuable to us because we want to make sure that each participant can enjoy the race without worrying about safety.” Chamber Director Celeste Hendrickson shared.
The 2nd Annual Twin Triathlon will take place in Phelps on August 27th, with registration open at 8 am. The race includes an 8K paddle on North Twin Lake, with a 16K bike and 5K run on the beautiful Vista Lake trails. The route is ideal for any age group, yet challenging with rolling scenery and mixed surfaces. There are categories for individual racers, family teams (must include one youth participant), and adult teams, with trophies awarded in each of the three categories.
For more information on the Twin Triathlon or other Phelps area events, please contact the Phelps Chamber at 715-545-3800 or via email at Chamber-office@PhelpsWI.us.
We Hope To See You at the 2nd Annual Twin Triathlon!