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2019 Institute Triathlon is Ready – Get Set and Go! April 11, 2019

Longview, Texas – Runners, bikers, swimmer and fitness enthusiasts of all ages are gearing up for the 2019 Institute Triathlon, hosted by the CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living.

The spring triathlon event is set for Sunday, April 14, at 7:30 a.m. at the CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living (3133 Good Shepherd Way Longview, TX 75605). Shorter than traditional triathlons, the sprint version offers a great chance for even more participants to compete. There is a 200m swim, a 13-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run.

“Sprint triathlons like this are great races for both beginners and experienced triathletes looking for a fun, fast race. The Institute Triathlon will start with a pool swim,” said CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living Executive Director Kari Pickering. “The racers will transition to a mostly flat biking section, with a return through some rolling hills, and then will finish with a final flat out-and-back run.”

This year's race will benefit Beds of Hope, a non-profit volunteer organization that builds beds for foster children who are placed in foster homes and kinship homes in Gregg, Rusk, Harrison and Upshur counties.

For those interested in joining the fun, there is still time to sign up! Visit or register the morning of the race.