Georgia Veterans Triathlon

Published 3:50 pm Friday, July 14, 2017

The annual Georgia Veterans Triathlon will once again be held at Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park on August 12, 2017. The event will begin at 8 a.m. with participants entering the water at Lake Blackshear for a 400 meter swim. After emerging from the water they will proceed to a designated area to mount their bikes for the next 13.6 miles along the beautiful shores of Lake Blackshear, then finishing with a 5K run. Awards will be given to the top male and female in a variety of categories. “This event is sponsored by the Cordele-Crisp Tourism, Cordele-Crisp Chamber

and The Lake Blackshear Resort. It is a great opportunity for us to showcase Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park, Lake Blackshear, as well as the entire community, stated Eli Tinsley, Chairman of the Cordele-Crisp Tourism Committee.” Volunteers are still needed for this important event which brings over 400 triathletes and their families to our community. Please call or email the chamber if you would like to participate. This is a great project for our young people to volunteer, as it is a great family event. This event, as all tourism events, is a tremendous economic boost for our county. You may apply online at Call the chamber for more information, (229) 273-1668.