AVAC Announces the Return of its Supersprint Triathlon

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Run meet-ups, cycle/run combo classes and adult triathlon swim club available to help residents train; triathlon to benefit San Jose’s Turning Wheels for Kids organization

The Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC), the Bay Area’s premier, award-winning family facility offering total health, fitness and wellness programs for all ages, today announced the return of its popular Supersprint Triathlon to be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 after a 10-year hiatus. San Jose residents interested in training for the triathlon can sign-up now for AVAC’s Run Meet-Ups, Cycle/Run Combo classes or Adult Triathlon Swim Clinics which start Monday, September 8, 2014.

AVAC Supersprint Triathlon is organized into three, specific events: a 400 yard swim in AVAC’s outdoor swimming pool, a 5-mile bike ride on spinning bikes, and a 2-mile neighborhood run. In the past, the event has drawn over 150 competitors each year, ranging from world-class athletes such as Becky Gibbs, Pete Kain and Shari Kain to amateurs between the ages of six to 60+. The event is open to all ages and fitness levels including professional athletes and beginners interested in the sport as well as families that wish to train together.

“AVAC introduced its first Supersprint Triathlon in 1983 to meet its members’ growing interest in the sport of triathlon,” said Jeff Griffith-Jones, GM of AVAC. “Since its inauguration, AVAC Supersprint has been a local favorite. We’re excited to bring it back to the community and encourage everyone to participate and help us raise funds for Turning Wheels for Kids.”

AVAC plans to donate a percentage of the triathlon proceeds to Turning Wheels for Kids, a San Jose nonprofit that provides bicycles, bike riding equipment, and bike safety education to underprivileged children.

To learn more about AVAC Supersprint Triathlon or register, please visit http://www.avac.us

About the Almaden Valley Athletic Club
The Almaden Valley Athletic Club, (AVAC), is the Bay Area's premier, award-winning family facility offering total health, fitness and wellness programs for all ages including adults, children and seniors. AVAC's resort-style facility features luxurious amenities, Pilates, swimming, tennis and social activities as well as a 1,500 square foot Childcare facility and one of the largest swim schools in the United States. The 8,500-square foot Fitness Center offers the latest workout equipment with Cardio Theatre, a fully equipped studio featuring STOTT PILATES™ equipment, reformer and mat training, as well as a state-of-the-art Functional Fitness and Stretching area. Certified instructors and personal trainers teach group classes and one-on-one training. AVAC is Northern California’s exclusively licensed certification center for STOTT PILATES™. AVAC offers a retractable roof teaching pool for year-round swimming lessons and a 25-yard outdoor swimming pool. Winner of the coveted USTA Club of the Year award, AVAC hosts a year-round tennis program on its 11 lighted tennis courts. AVAC is home to one of the largest Senior Wellness program in the South Bay, offering Group exercise classes and social events. For more information, please visit http://www.avac.us.

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