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44th Annual Lampson Cable Bridge Run

This year marks the 44th annual running of the Lampson Cable Bridge Run! The race begins at 9 am on Saturday, December 17th. Finisher Medals will again be given out to the first 2000 participants who finish the run. To receive your medal please ensure that your race bib is visible as you cross the finish line. So, tell your friends and come out and enjoy this fun and exciting holiday tradition! Runners, no matter the distance they choose (1Mile, 5K, or 10K) will start their race crossing over the Columbia River from Kennewick to Pasco, WA on the scenic Cable Bridge. The 1 mile runners will end shortly after crossing the bridge and be shuttled to the 5K/10K finish area. The 5K & 10K finish line is located at the Lampson warehouse. At the finish line you will receive your medal and refreshments.
There is a discounted, non-timed 1 mile fun run category for those that want to experience the fun and excitement of this yearly event, and still receive the finisher medal. Also, there is a child 4 and under category that is free of charge. Participants in this category will receive a bib but will not be timed nor receive a finisher medal, instead they will receive a child’s finisher ribbon.
For all timed race categories, timing chips are used, and awards are given to the top participants in each age category. So, if you are a competitive runner or someone who just wants to have fun walking with your friends, the Lampson Cable Bridge Run has what you are looking for.
We are also offering a virtual option this year, where you can run your own race, anytime, anywhere. No finisher medal guarantee for the virtual race, but if there are extra medals from the live race, you can grab one from Runner’s Soul, during the week following the live race.

August 3RRR Club Meeting

AUGUST 3RRR CLUB MEETING AT THE KENNEWICK LOCATION OF SAGE BREWING AT 1:00 PM ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 13.  The Sage Brewing Taproom At Hansen Park is located at 910 S Columbia Center Blvd STE G Kennewick, WA 99336, next to the new Resort At Hansen Park.  They open right at 1:00 pm on Saturdays, so we will be the first ones in the door.  They have a kitchen set up so you can order lunch, so get your swim, bike and/or run workout taken care of in the morning and then relax with a cold one and some lunch at the club meeting.  As usual, you pick up the tab for your food order and the club picks up the beer tab.  Hope to see you there.

Kid’s Triathlon practice swims

August 13 (9:15 am) and August 19 (8:15 am) near the big boat dock in Howard Amon Park in Richland. Contact Eric at sageg@charter.net if you have questions.

Open Water River Swims

We plan to start getting is some river swims starting on July 1st.  We will meet up Friday mornings at 7:30 and Saturday mornings at 8:30.  Meet up spot is the same as previous years, which is the public parking lot just upstream of the Marina Vista Estates townhouse complex (downstream from the River Front Hotel).  We drive to the upstream get in point and then swim downriver, getting out across from Eric’s townhouse, where a warm water hose will be available to wash off the river scum and rinse out your wetsuit.  3 things to know:

  1. You need to swim with a swim buoy or some other brightly colored floaty toy that increases your visibility to the boaters.  When everyone wears one it increases the visibility for all of us.
  2. These are not lifeguarded swims.  Some times we may have an escort kayak or SUP, but don’t expect one.
  3. Due to number 2 above, if you show up for the swim you are making the statement that you are capable of swimming in the river.  The river is colder and darker than any pool you swim in. Please take that into account before you show up for a swim.

Contact Eric at sageg@charter.net with any questions.

Multi-sport events for the summer

One down and 3 more multi-sport events to choose from over the summer. The Righteous Richland Sprint Triathlon is July 9th and it incudes individual and team competition. You can sign up for Righteous at Righteous Richland Sprint Triathlon (runsignup.com). The Titanium Man Junior Triathlon, for our younger triathletes ages 7 to 12, is August 20th and you can get your kids signed up for that one at Titanium Man Junior Triathlon (runsignup.com). And finally, there is the Plutonium Man Triathlon. New this year is that there is both an Olympic distance and a sprint distance for this event, along with the Olympic distance team competition. Sign up for Plutonium Man at Plutonium Man Triathlon (runsignup.com).We will have practice swims and rides for Righteous in June and for the kid’s tri and Plutonium Man in August. We will post the practice swims and rides on FB and also at our www.3RRR.org website. Contact Eric with any questions at sageg@charter.net.