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Indian Creek Triathlon Participants Race Through the Piney Woods

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The annual Indian Creek Triathlon, a USA Triathlon-sanctioned event, takes place every June at the Indian Creek Recreation Area, a 350-acre preserve that is popular with locals for camping, hiking, picnicking and swimming. The triathlon was established in 2000 and includes a half-mile swim, a 20-mile bike ride and a 5K run. The Indian Creek Recreation Area is located in the town of Woodworth, about 15 minutes south of Alexandria.

The event’s swim leg takes place in the 2,250-acre Indian Creek Lake; the bike leg takes riders along a hilly journey that starts and stops at the Recreation Area; and the run sends racers through a path surrounded by large hardwood and pine trees. Attracting racers from throughout the region for rugged and healthy fun, the Indian Creek Triathlon features an after party and a cash prize for top finishers.

Photo Credit: Indian Creek Triathlon