: Coming up on Sunday, July 25, more than 150 athletes from near and far will be competing In Littleton’s 17th Annual Appleman Triathlon. Swimming ½ mile, biking 10 miles, and running 5 miles – who are these crazy people and why are they doing it?
The WHO part is interesting: There are Appleman veterans, who have completed the three-part race in the past. Some are experienced triathletes who are new to the Appleman; some are new to the triathlon world, but enjoy the challenge of a multi-sport event. Some are Littleton residents. Some are seasoned triathlon racers who have participated in triathlons all over the country and, in some cases, all over the world! The racers represent a wide age span, from high school students to senior citizens. Reaching a personal best is a big incentive for many of the participants, young and old.
Over the years, the Appleman has become known for a shared sense of community involvement – The Rotary Club is helped by the Littleton Police, Fire, Highway and Park & Recreation departments, hundreds of volunteers, numerous sponsors and, of course, Littleton residents who support the triathletes all the way, cheering on the participants, ringing cowbells, and handing out water along the bike and run portions of the course.
Many Littleton businesses are Triathlon sponsors, contributing financially and by in-kind donations of food, water, and equipment needed along the route. (For a list of our sponsors, visit https://portal.clubrunner.ca/3691
.) Why do all these people spend their time and effort on the Appleman Triathlon? Because the Rotary Club donates every dollar raised above and beyond the race expenses to charitable and civic programs that help people locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Appleman Triathlon wouldn’t be possible without the help of more than 100 volunteers, all of whom donate their time and effort to make sure the racers are safe and comfortable. Some of these helpers are Rotarians, some are members of the Littleton Rotary Club’s Rotary Community Corps (a group of non-Rotarians who have signed up to be on call whenever a volunteer is needed anywhere in town), and many are simply Littleton residents who recognize the value of the work the Rotary Club does and are happy to help out with this important fundraiser.
To sign up to participate in the Triathlon or to volunteer for set-up on Saturday afternoon, July 24, or before, during, or after the race on Sunday, July 25, please go to www.Applemantriathlon.com
. If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Littleton Rotary Club or of the Rotary Community Corps, visit the Littleton Rotary Club’s website at https://portal.clubrunner.ca/3691
The Littleton Rotary Club is a service club made up of men and women from the Littleton area. The club is a member of Rotary International, one of over 34,000 clubs with over 1.2 million members, worldwide. Rotary is dedicated to “Service Above Self” and provides volunteers and financial support to each community, each country and the world.
If you would like to learn more about Rotary, please contact Littleton Rotary Club President Lehel Reeves at 978-430-3305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org