The Wilkes Barre Triathlon was in existence for 35 years at Harveys Lake and a huge event for the entire community to be involved with, not just the athletes. This event was once a qualifier for World Championships and attracted athletes from all over the US, including professionals like Lance Armstrong and Mike Pigg. Our desire is to simplify the event and bring the tradition of triathlon back to Harveys Lake.
The Back Mt. Triathlon will be different than any previous race. Our goal is to make the event fun and safe for all the athletes and participants while limiting intrusion and interruption of lake life on the morning of the race. The race will have new leadership and be a non-profit event with a considerable portion of revenues going to local charities. Including but not limited to: