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Get ready to race as triathlon returns
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If you like to swim, bike and run, a triathlon is returning to McMinnville.After a three-year layoff, the McMinnville City Triathlon is set for Saturday, Aug. 17 beginning at 8 a.m. Registration is already under way.“These types of events have gained so much popularity over the last five years,” said event coordinator Matt Feno. “We wanted to bring this type of event back to McMinnville and all the money raised over operating expenses will go to charity.”The triathlon will consist of a 400-meter swim at Gilley Pool, an 18-mile bike race that leaves the Civic Center and heads toward the Country Club, and a 3.1-mile run that leaves the Civic Center and goes downtown.“We hope to get a lot of out-of-town participants and we want to take them through the renovated downtown area,” said Feno. “We also want this to be a beginner-friendly event if you’ve never done a triathlon before.