Hosted at one of the few YMCAs located on a lake, The Lake Norman YMCA Sprint Triathlon is one of the most popular events in North Carolina drawing over 600 athletes from around the Atlantic Coast and Southeast regions. Great for beginners or veterans alike, the sprint distance course allows for great competition and a friendly atmosphere.
The Cause: Most importantly, the Lake Norman YMCA Sprint Triathlon gives children and adults the chance to overcome physical disabilities in the Adaptive Water Ski program. In partnership with the Carolinas Healthcare Systems Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program, the program is the only of its kind in North Carolina. Participants not only learn to ski, but learn to face and overcome their challenges. All proceeds from the event support the YMCA Community Support Campaign, enabling the Y to continue helping our adaptive water skiers hold on to hope.