Ninth Annual Excellence Triathlon set for May 20

April 28, 2006

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Women’s Health Center of Excellence at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will hold its ninth annual Excellence Triathlon beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 20 at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons.

More than 300 athletes from around the country will compete in the triathlon that includes a 400-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike course and a 3.5-mile run. More information can be found at

Volunteers are needed. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, call Natalie Barrett at 336-713-4230. Individuals or teams interested in competing can register online at

Proceeds from the triathlon support domestic violence prevention programs and community education. For more information or to make a donation, call 336-716-9714.


Media Contacts: Shannon Koontz,, or Karen Richardson,, at (336) 716-4587.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,187 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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