(FORT BENTON, Mont.) – Press yourself to the limit or just enjoy participating in the Missouri Breaks Triathlon. Spectators are welcomed, too.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Bureau of Land Management partnered with the Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument to bring the first-ever Missouri Breaks Triathlon to the American public.

The race will meander through the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument and along the Wild and Scenic Missouri River.

The 43-mile race is on July 7 and starts at 8 a.m., with a 20-mile canoe/kayak, followed by a 3.4-mile run, and finished with a 20-mile bike ride.

“We’re excited to bring this spirited race to north central Montana, so competitors and spectators can experience a unique triathlon set in the majestic backdrop of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument,” explained Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument Manager Josh Chase. “Fort Benton and the surrounding area is saturated with special blend of history and natural beauty for people from all walks of life to enjoy.”

Registration is free and open for individuals or team. All participants must check-in at 701 7th Street

Fort Benton, Mont., between 10 a.m.-8 p.m., July 6. Athletes will need to have their boats inspected, sign waivers and receive registration packets.

“We need volunteers,” said Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument Executive Director Tim Dwyer. “From start to finish, we will have volunteer involvement so come on out and lend a hand.”

“CHoCo FUN (Choteau County FUN) is hosting a post-race party,” Dwyer added.

For more information or to get involved, contact kelsey@missouribreaks.org or go MissouriBreaks.org.

Source: BLM

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