Triathlon has Great Turnout, Features Areas Natural Resources

CURWENSVILLE – The sun was out, the clouds were few, and 32 people lined up for the Clearfield County Conservation District’s Upper West Branch Team Triathlon

Participants came from as far as Virginia, Lewistown and Pittsburgh. The course began at P.J. Bressler’s Bait & More, where participants ran 4.4 miles to the Curwensville Civic Center. From there they would canoe or kayak for 3 miles in the Susquehanna River, and from there they would bike 12.8 miles to Curwensville Lake. To see the course map, click here.

Susan Reed, CCCD director noted that the course featured some of the area’s natural resources.

“I want to thank everyone for coming,” said Donna Carnahan, event organizer and former watershed specialist for the CCCD before the start of the event. “We have more people than expected. It’s a great turnout.”

“This has been such an exciting thing, getting this organized,” said Carl Undercofler, associate director for the CCCD and participant.

During the last leg of the event, Carnahan offered more comments and a hint at the future of the triathlon.

“I think it went really, really well,” said Carnahan. “Over half just walked in and registered.

“I think we can pull off an even bigger event next year.”

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