An event that is a staple for Restonians — the Reston Triathlon — is officially coming to an end.
The Reston Triathlon Association formed in 1983 and organized the event on the second Sunday of each September.
In an online post, the organization’s Board of Directors said that it was not able to find another organization to take over and continue the race.
“Unfortunately, we were just not able to overcome the mounting financial and logistical challenges we experienced these past few years to host a race that the community has come to know and love,” the statement read.
The nonprofit organization, which is staffed entirely by volunteers, canceled last year’s event due to the pandemic.
For years, participants have taken part in a race of Olympic proportions. The event was organized into into a 1500-meter swim, a 25-mile bike ride, and a 6.2-mile run.
Here’s more from the board on the change:
We have had an incredible journey with all of you, our racers, your supporters, our volunteers and all of the leaders in the community. We are very thankful for the memories and many years of racing. We will miss all of you.
The Reston Triathlon is a non-profit organization. Once we close out our expenses, any remaining funds will be donated to local charities.
Thank you for the many years of support. Stay healthy, volunteer and support your community events!
Photo via Reston Triathlon/Facebook
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