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Triathlon raises $16,000 for Warrington Cares

Proceeds will provide high school scholarships, funds for local food pantries and more

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Over 200 participants ranging in age from 9 to 70 took part in the Goodman Properties/Warrington Cares Sprint Triathlon. The event began and ended at the Mary Barness Community Pool. The race consisted of a 300-meter swim, a 10-mile bike ride and a 5K run through the streets of Warrington. This year’s event raised over $16,000 for Warrington Cares, the employee charity for Warrington Township.

In addition to the triathlon, athletes had a choice to participate in:

– Aquavelo, a two-part race consisting of a 300-meter swim and a 10-mile bike ride
– Duathlon, a two-part race consisting of a 10-mile bike ride and a 2-mile run

The official timekeeper was DQ Events. The event was set up for both experienced and beginner triathletes.

Medals were awarded to the top three finishers for men and women. The winners were:

Women’s Aquavelo: Lauren Kahn (first), Wendy Pippin Fesmire (second), Maria Sawczuk (third)
Women’s Duathlon: Jill Cardamone (first), Jill Sterbakov (second), Lia Chak (third)
Women’s Triathlon: Mary Zamparini (first), Ashley Kelly (second), Ilana Zeises (third)
Men’s Aquavelo: Steven Levine (first), Dominick Naso (second), Michael Mittleman (third)
Men’s Duathlon: Joe Ricci (first), Joe Hegge (second), Quoc Ngo (third)
Men’s Triathlon: James Smith (first), Christopher Trucksess (second), David Reichmann (third)

The Goodman Properties/Warrington Cares Sprint Triathlon is the major fundraiser for Warrington Cares, raising over $100,000 over the past five races. Proceeds from this year’s event will provide: scholarships to local high school students; funds for local food banks/pantries; support for local families in need; and assistance to other small, local nonprofit organizations that help the community.

“We are so grateful to everyone, from the organizers to event day volunteers, who helped to make this triathlon possible,” said Barry Luber, president, Warrington Cares. “We are also grateful for the support of our generous and dedicated sponsors, especially Goodman Properties, our title sponsor.”

In 2014, a group of Warrington Township employees founded and chartered the Warrington Cares Employee Charity. This 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization is represented by municipal employees from all departments, including police, fire, public works, parks and recreation and township office staff. Warrington Cares was created as a means to raise funds for local causes. Visit warringtoncares.org for more information.

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