To the editor:
Sunday, Aug. 18, Salem played host to a successful, exciting Witch City Triathlon. More than 300 athletes came to Salem to swim, bike and run. The event was a tranquil one-third mile swim from the beach at Forest River Park, a competitive 13-mile cycle into Marblehead and around Marblehead Neck and ended with an exciting 5K run.
A triathlon is a monumental undertaking; the response repeatedly heard during and after the competition was that our guests enjoyed a superb experience in our community. The Salem Y and Streamline Productions would like to thank the following civic offices who worked with us before, during and after the Tri. We could not have held the race without the support of:
Salem Police Department — thank you for keeping the roads safe.
Marblehead Police Department — thank you for keeping the cyclists safe.
Salem Harbormaster Bill McHugh
Tim Short at Salem Park & Rec
Salem community race committee
Marblehead town hall — Kyle Wylie
Adria Leach — External Affairs at Salem State University
The staff at Forest River Park
All the neighbors and friends who came to the park and lined the streets to cheer during the event.
Plans for next year’s triathlon have already begun; hope to have you all on board.
for Streamline Productions & Salem Y