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Community Spotlight – Tri-Augusta Triathlon Club

 

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Augusta and Lake Oconee, we strive to be a business that gives back to our CSRA community. We believe that everyone prospers when local organizations consciously support the people and places that support them. The Tri-Augusta Club is one of these kind of groups.

Tri-Augusta Club

Tri-Augusta Club

You may know that a great event is happening in our community this weekend – the Augusta Half-Marathon.  You may not know that Augusta is developing reputation for being a national exercise hot-spot. Tri-atheletes from all over the world come to Augusta for events like the Half Iron Man and the Half Marathon. The Tri-Augusta Club is a big part of this.

The Tri-Augusta Club is a great local resource for people who love to exercise. They regularly host regular training exercises and social events.  At Tri-Augusta, you can find an exercise coach, training partners, or simply just a group of friends who like to live an active lifestyle. Best of all, the Tri-Augusta Club is open to anyone, from the 5k newbie to the Kona veteran.

Augusta Half Marathon

Half as Long – Twice As Cool

I have personally benefitted so much from being part of the Tri-Augusta Club and I want others to experience what has been so helpful to me. So, I have decided to help raise awareness and involvement in this important organization by donating prizes for a raffle to be held at the Half Marathon this Sunday. The Tri-Augusta Club will have a tent set-up at the race and the raffle will be giving away 5 $25.00 gift certificates to local restaurants. So, if you are running the Half-Marathon this weekend, or are simply interested in swimming, running or biking, stop on by and meet some folks who are interested in the same.
Running the Augusta Half Marathon

Running the Augusta Half Marathon

For more information on Tri-Augusta, you can email (triaugusta@gmail.com), check out the webpage, or find them on Facebook and Twitter. Best of all, you can swing the our tent at the Half-Marathon this Sunday.
Hope to see you all there. Happy Half-Marathon,
Pat Otis, President
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Running the Augusta Half Marathon

Running the Augusta Half Marathon

Running the Augusta Half Marathon Last Year

 

Every now and again I like to use a blog entry to highlight some cool and interesting things going on in our community. This week, I am talking about something that I am personally very excited about – the upcoming Augusta Half Marathon.

Some people run for fun, some people only run when a wild animal is chasing them. I use to be in the latter category, but now I’m in the former. I really enjoy running these days and its hard to believe that I only started running 13 months ago to train for last year’s half marathon.

I like that Augusta’s half marathon promotes several things that I am also passionate about – health, family, community and fun.There are so many benefits to regular exercise – weight loss, lower blood pressure, higher metabolism, and better cardiovascular strength. I love the way I feel after running – I think clearer, breathe easier, and  have more energy. I also appreciate that the half-marathon is family friendly. My family has come out to support me several times over this past year and nothing gets me more excited than hearing their cheers and applause. Its nice to have an event my family can attend together. The marathon is not only family supportive, but it also celebrates our local community. I am amazed at how this event has grown in popularity – last year the race brought in 1300 runners, this year the tally is up over 60% to almost 2000 people!

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Nothing keeps me going like seeing my Granddaughter cheer me on.

The race is also just flat out fun, which is a major reason why I am promoting it in this blog. I have invited several people to join me in running the half-marathon this year…how about you?

People run for many reasons, but I am running because I love this wonderful city that we live in and I want to support the things that make Augusta great. I also want to be one of those things that makes our city even better. I look forward to going the distance to satisfy all of your outdoor lighting needs. If you have any questions or if you would like learn more about what our lights can do for your home, give us a call at (706) 722-5711 in Augusta or (706) 484-9711 in Lake Oconee.

 

Pat Otis, President

 

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