9th Annual Courage Triathlon Returns to Lake Almanor Peninsula


The Lake Almanor Peninsula will welcome hundreds of triathletes this weekend as Courage Worldwide kicks off its 9th annual Courage Triathlon, organized through the efforts of Dawn Hersherber and her many volunteers. The event is a benefit for Courage Worldwide to support children and women who are rescued from sex trafficking.

The triathlon will be held at the Almanor Country Club for a third year, following a tradition of being held at Plumas Pines resort across the lake. Yet, due to the Dixie Fire, challenges continue to arise that have prevented the triathlon from returning to the resort, yet Dawn continues to strive to see the races return again to the East Shore of Lake Almanor.

As runners, cyclists, and kayakers descend on the country club, they would like to remind everyone that the speed limit of 25MPH will strictly be enforced, and there will be no parking along roads or blocking driveways, as the race will be throughout the peninsula community.

Use caution and common courtesy when parking, and do not take up two spaces or block other vehicles.

The event will begin at 9:30 am this Saturday, August 26th, with opening ceremonies; then at 10, participants will run a 2.8-mile course, bike six and a half miles, and kayak or new this year, paddleboard the final 3 miles to the finish line, running so they don’t have to.

Learn more about how you can support the victims of sex trafficking and make a difference by visiting courageworldwide.org.