Almaden Valley Athletic Club® Announces its Annual TriAVAC Family Event

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A swim, bike, run and fitness festival for families

The Almaden Valley Athletic Club® (AVAC®), today announced its upcoming TriAVAC event as February 10, 2018. This annual community event promises a unique family day full of races, tennis, swim, healthy food and fun for all ages to enjoy! TriAVAC features an introductory-level race perfectly suited for novices as well as veterans looking for a pre-race season “warm-up.” Coupled with Free Guest Day, TriAVAC allows San Jose and surrounding area residents to sample some of the latest in fitness programming for all ages. AVAC® will donate proceeds to Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley. Girls on the Run works to develop & improve girls' competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, create positive connections with peers & adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society.

The TriAVAC® race 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. This season will also include a “Kids Splash & Dash” (10 & under) and a Kids Duathlon (2 – 5 years.) In the past, the race has drawn over 150 competitors each year, including world-class athletes such as Becky Gibbs, Pete Kain and Shari Kain. The race is open to all ages and fitness levels including professional athletes to beginners interested in the sport and families that wish to train together.

“AVAC® introduced its first TriAVAC event in 1983 to meet its members’ growing interest in the sport,” said Jeff Griffith-Jones, GM of AVAC®. “Since its inauguration, TriAVAC has been a local favorite. We enjoy bringing it back to the community each year and encourage everyone to participate.”

As an added bonus, the first 50 in the doors will get a free 14-day club membership. This allows local residents to sample popular classes such as AbsoluteFIT, Pilates, Boot Camp, ZUMBA, Youth & Junior Fitness Classes, Tennis Clinics and Swim Classes. In addition to clinics, classes and camps, TriAVAC® will also feature raffle prizes, gift cards and goodies, and various community vendor booths. “We love opening our doors to neighbors and friends every year to celebrate and give back to our community for their continued support,” said Jeff Griffith-Jones, GM of AVAC®. “We want to expose fitness and healthy lifestyles to all ages and demonstrate how easy and fun it is to get fit and stay healthy.”

To learn more about TriAVAC, please visit

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 with newly remodeled locker rooms, Pilates, swimming, tennis and social activities as well as a new Child Care facility featuring programs for infants through school-age children. With a spacious AbsoluteFIT studio we’ve introduced active gym sessions for pre-schoolers and school-age children. AVAC® hosts one of the largest swim schools in the United States. The 8,500-square foot Fitness Center offers interactive Matrix treadmills, stair climbers and rowers, a fully equipped studio featuring STOTT PILATES™ equipment, reformer and mat training, as well as a 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® Swim School 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 for adults and junior players on its lighted championship 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

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