N. Yarmouth to stage family-friendly triathlon

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NORTH YARMOUTH — The first North Yarmouth Family Triathlon will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29.

The event will begin at Wescustogo Park on Route 231 with 1.75 miles of paddling on the Royal River, to the take-out at Route 9. Participants will then bicycle one mile and run one mile through Old Town House Park.

Teams of family and friends are encouraged, along with individual entrants. The cost is $15, whether the entry is for an individual or a team, and souvenir t-shirts can be ordered for $10.

Log onto nymeevents.com or e-mail jfaunce@maine.rr.com for more information.

A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.