Hospital triathlon set for Saturday
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Teams and individuals are gearing up for Saturday’s amateur triathlon that will challenge participants with setting fastest times in swimming, biking and a run/walk.
Sponsored by Chase County Community Hospital, the “CHEWs It or Lose It” triathlon is open to the public.
Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Imperial public pool on East 9th Street across from Chase County Schools. Competition starts at 9 a.m.
The event includes a biking route of four miles, a 2.2 mile run/walk and six laps in the pool.
Medals will go to the top three places in individual and team divisions. A traveling trophy also goes to the winning business team.
Cost to take part is $75 for two or three-person teams, and $25 for individuals. There are several age divisions for individuals. All participants get a triathlon t-shirt.
Call Larissa Gerhartz at the hospital to preregister or for information, 308-882-7243, or email her at
People can also register that morning, Gerhartz said.