AlbanyTri 2022: Post-pandemic revival

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As the COVID19 pandemic continues to subside in the Bay Area and California generally—based on current state tracking data, the AlbanyTri organizers are revving up to hold an in-person triathlon-as-usual this year, targeting Sunday October 16, 2022. The date is not finalized, but it’s getting there, so be sure to save that date on your calendar and start your training! Registration will be available as soon as the date is confirmed (late April or early May).

To help with your run training, there is a new running & music event called the Move’n’Groove happening on Sunday April 24 at 10am in Memorial Park, at the same venue where the AlbanyTri takes place. One of the AlbanyTri organizers (Steve Trutane) has been helping organize this event along with Eugenie Hsu who has been organizing the periodic COVIDchella music festivals around Albany during the pandemic.

The Move’n’Groove is a 5K where you can walk, run, roller skate, wheelchair, or push a stroller around Albany High School and Memorial park while enjoying LIVE MUSIC from multiple bands positioned along the course 🎶. There will be chip timing on a fast, mostly-flat, and fairly accurate 5K course (6 loops on the streets around the park & AHS). The music continues post-race on the main stage in the park from 12:30–2pm. Funded by revenues from the City of Albany’s soda tax, this is the first year of this event which could become an annual happening. Learn more at MOVEnGROOVE.org.

Note that online registration for the Move’n’Groove ends after Wed April 20. Prices increase after Wed April 13, so sign up today!

And to help with your swim training, there is a freestyle stroke clinic happening on Saturday May 21 at the Albany Aquatic Center. Visit the following link for details and to sign up: Intensive Freestyle Stroke Clinic for Triathletes.

Stay healthy this season, and be careful as you ramp up training after 2+ years of pandemic restrictions. With luck, we won’t have to do another virtual triathlon!

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