Hempstead Town Hall Plaza is at 1 Washington St.

Hempstead Town Hall Plaza is at 1 Washington St. Credit: J.C. Cherubini, 2011

Hempstead Town is accepting entries for its 2012 Triathlon, now in its 28th season.

The town’s late-summer triathlon — featuring swimming, biking and running — has been a tradition and one of Long Island’s signature athletic events, town officials said. The competition is set Saturday, Sept. 8, at 8 a.m. in Town Park at Point Lookout.

The triathlon begins with a three-quarter-mile ocean swim. After emerging from the surf, competitors will set off on a 10-mile bike ride through the streets of Point Lookout and Lido Beach. The final leg of the triathlon is a 5-mile run to the finish line at Town Park.

Championship trophies will be presented to the overall men’s and women’s winners. There also will be awards for the top male and female finishers in 10 age categories. Each participant will receive a souvenir T-shirt and a special race memento.

Entry applications are available through the town’s Department of Parks and Recreation at 516-292-9000, ext. 219. Registration fees are $44 for a town resident, $66 for a nonresident and $22 for a town senior or veteran. The deadline for registration is Friday, Aug. 31.

For more information, visit the town’s website at www.toh.li.

Above: Hempstead Town Hall

 

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