Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series kicks off May 20

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The first wave of the 22nd Annual Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series kicks off May 20 at the James Island County Park.

The 2012 series will be held on May 20, June 17, July 8, and July 29, with the Championship Race set for August 12. Competitors will have to swim 600 yards through a freshwater late, bike 12 miles and run a 5K through the park.

Nearly 25,000 athletes have raced in this swim-bike-run at James Island County Park series since it began in 1991. Now in its 22nd year, the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series was recently named one of the Top Ten Charleston Signature Sport Events by the Charleston Metro Sports Council, placing it in good company with other Charleston favorites like the Family Circle Tennis Cup and the Cooper River Bridge Run.

For additional information and registration forms, visit the official race page.