Triathletes running to support cancer patients will be swimming, running and bicycling near Healdsburg on Saturday in the new version of Barb’s Tri, a women-only race formerly affiliated with the local Vineman race series.
The competition, featuring various distances, will start at 7 a.m. with set-up beginning about two hours earlier.
The start, transition and finish all take place at Veterans Memorial Beach in Healdsburg, as does the parking.
Athletes will dive in at the beach for a loop that heads toward Healdsburg and back.
Once back, they transition to bikes, and head out to Old Redwood Highway, then ride out and back on Eastside Road. A longer ride goes out to where Westside Road and River Road meet in the West County.
The run routes follow out-and-back courses on Bailhache Road east of the Russian River.
Most of the action should be over by midday and the post-race celebration is set to finish at 2 p.m.
Formerly Barb’s Race, the event is a fundraiser for cancer patients that is returning after a one year hiatus.
It was dropped when Ironman-brand triathlon company bought the locally run Vineman race series in 2015.
You can reach Staff Writer Lori A. Carter at 707-521-5470 or firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter @loriacarter.
No. 1 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (67-15, 4-0)
vs. No. 5 UTAH JAZZ (51-31, 4-3)
Season series: Warriors, 2-1.
Storyline: The rested Warriors, after a first-round sweep, face a Utah team that won the only series that went the distance in the first round. It’s a clash of styles between Golden State, the highest-scoring team in the NBA at 115.9 points per game, and a Jazz squad that allowed the fewest points per game during the regular season (96.8).
Key matchup: Andre Iguodala vs. Joe Johnson. The veterans begin the game on the benches but will probably be on the floor down the stretch. Johnson, who had a great series against the Clippers, will be one of the keys if the Jazz are able to keep the tempo at the slower pace they want and need to have a chance.
Prediction: Warriors in 5.