Triathlon's growth in Orange continues to balloon and while those at the top level continue to shine Saturday's race at Gosling Creek is about much more than podiums, medals and winning.
The Orange Cycle and Triathlon Club will honour one of its dearest with the Ladies Colour Duathlon, a race run in honour of the late Sandy Ostini.
Mrs Ostini's widower Frank, also the club's vice president, said the race was about welcoming everyone to participate in memory of his late wife, who lost her battle with cancer in August 2018.
"All are welcome and everyone of any fitness level can come along," Mr Ostini said. "If you want to run, walk, ride or push your bike it doesn't matter."
The event is run in support of the Orange Cancer Council, and participants earn a little treat at the end of the race.
"While we all want to get fit the focus is on going out and having fun, we'll have nibbles and champagne at the finish line," he added.
The race will be a duathlon due to the quality of the water at Gosling Creek ruling out the swim leg, with a 1 kilometre run (one lap), an 8.8km bike (four laps) and a 2km run (two laps) on the cards for competitors.
The event begins at 3pm, with racing set to start at about 4pm.
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