Tenth Annual Excellence Triathlon set for May 12

April 26, 2007

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Women's Health Center of Excellence for Research, Leadership and Education at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will hold its 10th annual Excellence Triathlon at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons on Saturday, May 12.

The sprint-distance triathlon will start at 8 a.m. and includes a 400-meter swim, 12-mile bike course and a 3.1-mile run.

About 350 athletes from across the Southeast are expected to compete this year. Racers can sign up individually or in relay teams of two or three participants.

Proceeds from the triathlon support domestic violence prevention programs and community education. Since the triathlon began in 1997, it has raised more than $155,000.

For information about volunteering, donating, or to register for the triathlon, visit www.excellencetriathlon.org or call (336) 713-4222.

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Media contact: Shannon Koontz, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu, or Karen Richardson, krchrdson@wfubmc.edu, (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 1,238 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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