Inaugural Caddo Parish triathlon benefits Shriners

Inaugural triathlon benefits Shriners Children's Hospital

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Sunrise Triathlon Club will host its inaugural Shrineman Triathlon in Caddo Parish Sunday, October 11.

The race will kick off along Cross Lake in Shreveport at 7:00 a.m.

The triathlon is considered a long distance race. It will feature a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride, and a 13.1 mile run.

The swim portion of the race will take place in Cross Lake. The ride portion will travel through Longwood, Blanchard, Mooringsport and northern Caddo Parish. The final leg, the run portion, will wind through the Yarbrough neighborhood and Ford Park.

The total time limit for the course is 8.5 hours.

More than 80 competitors have signed up to participate.

Eric Sullivan, president of the Sunrise Triathlon Club, said the race came about because a group of runners wanted to raise money for Shriners Hospital for Children. The Shreveport hospital was founded in 1922.

Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport is the first hospital in their nationwide health care system.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport provides care for a wide range of pediatric orthopedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders and diseases.

They combine world-class medical care with a child-friendly environment that includes colorful treatment rooms, a spacious outdoor playground and rehabilitation activities to give kids confidence and build life skills.

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