111 athletes participated in the Fifth Annual Peck’s Lake Challenge Sprint Triathlon, held on Saturday, August 2 on and around Peck’s Lake, located in the towns of Johnstown and Bleecker in Fulton County. $1,000 was raised by the event to benefit Mountain Valley Hospice. The event was co-presented by the Peck’s Lake Protective Association and the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce.
“We are pleased to help present a positive event such as the Triathlon in our community and to be able to donate a portion of the proceeds to such a worthy cause,” stated Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Director of Tourism for Fulton County. “Fulton County is fortunate to have such a great event that showcases the area to visitors. And Mountain Valley Hospice is an essential agency providing care and support to our residents and the surrounding area.”
Mountain Valley Hospice seeks to make hospice care available to all appropriate patients and families in Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery and Saratoga counties. In providing care to persons with life-limiting illnesses, the goal of hospice is to alleviate symptoms enabling patients and families to concentrate on living as comfortably and fully as possible. Mountain Valley Hospice provides care that is palliative, holistic and supportive. For more information about Mountain Valley Hospice, please call (518) 725-4545 or visit www.mvhcares.org.
Triathlon results for all participants can be found on the Fulton Montgomery Chamber website at http://www.fultonmontgomeryny.org/pages/PecksLakeSprintTriathlon/. Photos from the event can be found on the Visit Fulton County, NY Facebook page.