Turtle Bay Kicks Off Its Biathlon Aug. 23

Biathlon enthusiasts have a brand new course to conquer when Turtle Bay Resort presents its inaugural Turtle Bay Biathlon Aug. 23. The North Shore resort has two race options, both starting at 10 a.m., with racers checking in at 8:30 on the Great Lawn.

The Master’s long course starts on the beach in front of Ola restaurant, a 1,200-meter course around Kuilima Point. The Shaolin short course is a 1,000-meter rush, starting along the reef near Hang Ten Bar & Grill. Both routes close with a 5K run around the coast a Kawela Bay. Everyone reconvenes at the Great Lawn for the awards ceremony and post-party.

Artis Family Band and DJ Baumer perform, with an aerial yoga demonstration from The Hangout. Food from Ke Nui Kitchen, Gerald’s Smoked Meats & Plates, Hawaiian Fresh Farms, ProBar and Paletas Ice Cream also will be available, as well as beer from Kona Brewing Co. Vendors, nonprofits and conservation group booths round out the event.

To register, visit active.com (search “Turtle Bay”) or turtlebaybiathlon.com. Adults pay $90 ($110 on day of race) and relay team members pay $170 ($200 race day). Register by Aug. 16 to guarantee a T-shirt. Entry fees come with discounts on resort rooms and a free Kona Longboard beer for those of age. Proceeds from the event go to Hawaii’s Lifeguard & Water Safety Fund. For more information, email tbbiathlon@hotmail.com.