FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Julia Reuter, Race Organizer
Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce
JULY 8, 2016
Maine State Triathlon is Leader in Sustainability
BETHEL, ME – For the first time at any Maine triathlon, no single-use plastic bottles will be used at the 25th Annual Maine State Triathlon, scheduled for Sunday, August 7th in Bethel. Athletes competing in the event, presented by Oxford Networks, will receive a reusable, BPA-free water bottle compliments of event sponsor Androscoggin Valley Hospital. The bottles will be filled with clear Maine water.
“The Bethel Area Chamber’s efforts at making our events more sustainable include increased composting of food waste and recycling efforts to keep as much waste out of landfills as possible,” stated Robin Zinchuk, executive director. “By eliminating disposable bottles from our triathlon we are potentially keeping 500+ plastic bottles out of the waste stream.”
For complete information and to register for this sprint distance tri, 750-meter swim, a 24-kilometer bike, 5.8-kilometer run, visit www.mainestatetriathlon.com.