The Race Must Go On! Black Butte Triathlon
Written & Photographed by Steven Monck
Black Butte Triathlon racers got to battle the wind this past weekend on a course that several racers refereed to as their favorite. Everyone living in Northern California had to recognize that it was a little windy this past weekend, but that was just the beginning for the racers. Black Butte Lake was stirred into a sea of white caps making for a hazardous swim course that had their safety officer working overtime. After reviewing the course, officials gave the green light to race.
There were people from all over Northern California, along with competitors from the Orland and Chico California. The ages were just as wide. There were kids and seniors participating along with the college age athletes. This sport is open to all ages.
The race has gotten more popular and growing over the last couple years, bringing several hundred people to the Orland area over the course of this two-day event.
For official results go to http://www.blackbuttetriathlon.com/