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TRENTON, N.J. - The New Jersey State Triathlon will be held Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, in Mercer County Park in West Windsor, bringing together 3,000 competitors and more than 6,500 spectators for the largest triathlon in the state.

Since the inception of the New Jersey State Triathlon in 2006, the number of competitors has more than doubled, with an average of about 600 athletes local to Mercer County. The Olympic-distance New Jersey State Triathlon race begins at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 22, while the New Jersey Triathlon Sprint Race begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 21.

The New Jersey State Triathlon is quickly becoming one of the largest multisport events on the East Coast, attracting competitors from more than 38 states around the nation, and even includes international participants. The “Olympic” triathlon consists of a 1,500-meter swim in Lake Mercer, a 25.5-mile bike course and a 6.2-mile run; the sprint course consists of a 500-meter swim, an 11.5-mile bike course and a 3.1-mile run.

CGI Racing — which also produces the Black Bear Triathlon, the Unite Half Marathon and the Wild Half Marathon — is holding the event in conjunction with Mercer County’s Sports and Entertainment Commission.

“A Sports & Fitness Expo will be held Friday, July 20, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 21, from noon to 5 p.m. near the Marina Boathouse in Mercer County Park. The Expo is free and open to the public.

For more information on this race and other CGI-produced events, visit www.cgiracing.com. For more information on events at Mercer County Park Commission facilities this summer, visit http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/commissions/park/.