ASHLAND — The Circle Program has announced open registration for athletes who wish to participate in the Sixth Annual Circle Triathlon on the morning of Sunday, September 1. The Triathlon will take place at the host sponsor site of Riveredge Marina and Squam River Landing.

Echoing the long-standing mission of the non-profit organization Circle Program, the Circle Triathlon promotes an opportunity for competitors to demonstrate "...the Skills, Courage, and Confidence to Tri."

The Circle Triathlon is a unique athletic event in that it offers three levels of competition, individual or relay style, and families and friends are encouraged to compete together. All are welcome to join the fun with individuals competing in a race on their own or joining in on a tri-team where each member completes a separate leg of the race.

The Circle Triathlon spans the ages and ability levels with last year's youngest triathlete at age 5 and the oldest at age 74. The goal of the event is to promote fitness and sportsmanship for all while introducing people to the triathlon sport.

Youth and beginners are encouraged to start with the Rattlesnake Race; intermediate level athletes will try the Mt. Morgan and the more comfortable athletes will tackle the Mt. Chocorua Race. Maps plotting each course, including distances to be traveled, may be found on the Circle Triathlon website. 

Visit www.circletriathlon.org to view route maps, participating sponsors, training opportunities and to register.