The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard hosts the seventh annual Live, Love, Tri, the Island’s only indoor triathlon, on Saturday from 8 am to noon. Swimming will take place in the Y pool, with biking in the cafe and running in the Health and Wellness Center. The swimming portion is 20 minutes; the biking and running segments, 25 minutes each. The triathlon is staggered into nine 90-minute heats, with a 10-minute transition period following the swim and five minutes after the biking. Awards are given to the top three winners in each category.
The event raises $10,000 for the Y’s Financial Assistance and Community Outreach program, helping to fund the YMCA Third Grade Water Safety Program, afterschool programs, the Teen Center, Summer Camp, and other Y programs.
The event is open to participants (members and nonmembers) of all ages (11 and up). Participants can register solo or with friends, and sign up for as many time intervals as they would like. The registration cost is $40.
All participants receive a LIVE LOVE TRI T shirt, snacks, smoothie shots, water, and a chance to win medals and giveaways. Through generous donations, raffle giveaways include: Chilmark Coffee, Harbor View Hotel, Sports Haven, Vibrant Health, Vineyard Triathlon, Vineyard Trisports gift certificates, Y personal training, and Y gift certificates.