February would be a good month to participate in a triathlon in Western New York – if it was indoors. That’s the idea behind the Kick Cabin Fever Indoor Triathlon, which will take place next Saturday at the Turner Community Center at Chautauqua Institution.
Cheryl Burns started the event eight years ago, after her brother Marty Miller died by suicide due to depression. The event is designed to get people moving during one of the toughest winter months in the region. “We get all sorts of people from really competitive to novice, very young to over 70 years, and those with challenges proving the human spirit can overcome a great deal,” Burns said.
Participants spend 15 minutes each with a swim in an Olympic-sized pool, cycle on a swim bike and run on a treadmill. Those with the most distance win. Register by end of Monday at kickcabinfever.com. Cost is $35 per individual or $70 per team; proceeds support suicide prevention efforts.