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South Salem's Church Tavern Biathalon Registration Open

The Church Tavern Biathlon in South Salem will be held on Sept. 2.
The Church Tavern Biathlon in South Salem will be held on Sept. 2. Photo Credit: Facebook

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Area cyclists and runners are invited to test their skills at the third annual Church Tavern Biathlon in South Salem, N.Y.

The event begins at 9:30 a.m., Sept., 2 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 82 Spring St..

The course consists of a 7-mile bike ride up Church Tavern Road and past Lake Truesdale, followed by a 4-mile run up Church Tavern and back to the finish line, all on secondary roadways. The race and the course’s largest hill are namesakes of a former St. John’s Church building that served as a Colonial-era pub, the “Church Tavern.”

Biathlon participants can compete individually or as two-person relay teams. Walkers also are encouraged to participate in a 4-mile event. All finishers will receive medals, and top finishers will be awarded engraved silver tankards, with additional prizes by age category. At the finish line, racers and supporters will celebrate with a barbecue in the church yard, featuring music and a kids’ water slide.

Proceeds from the event, which raised more than $5,300 from 125 entrants last year, will benefit three of St. John’s outreach programs: Carpenter’s Kids, supporting Tanzanian HIV/AIDS orphans; The Wounded Warrior Project, aiding injured members of the military; and The Community Center of Northern Westchester, helping those in need with food, clothing and services.

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