Challenge Penticton is rewarding athletes who register this year for the 2013 race this year by offering early bird prizes.
“Challenge Penticton is designed to enhance the experience for athletes, and that experience begins now, not just on the start line,” said Paul McCann, chair of the Challenge Penticton board of directors. “There are some fantastic prizes to be won, and we invite athletes to take the Challenge for 2013 now so they don’t miss out.”
Athletes who register by Dec. 31, 2012 will be automatically entered into an early bird draw for prizes: a Trek Madone 5.9 road bicycle courtesy of Bike Barn, an Orca 3.8 wetsuit courtesy of Peach City Runners and a free 2014 Challenge Penticton registration.
Local organizers are also offering a “Welcome to the Challenge Family” incentive for participation in the 2013 race. Five Challenge Penticton finishers from 2013 will be drawn to win a free registration to a 2014 Challenge Family race of their choice anywhere in the world plus a $5,000 certificate to cover travel expenses.
European athletes who register for Challenge Penticton will be entered into a draw to receive a 2013 registration for free and a $5,000 certificate to take care of travel expenses to Penticton.
Athletes who have already purchased their registration are automatically entered to win. Prizes will be drawn on Dec. 31, 2012, and winners can receive their prizes at Challenge Penticton in August of 2013. Entrants who withdraw their race registration will not be eligible for prizes. All dollar figures are listed in Canadian funds.
Athletes can register at www.challenge-penticton.com.
Office space has been secured on the second floor of the Penticton and Wine Country Visitor’s Centre at 553 Railway St. Those looking to contact organizers are also invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org.