However, the Pieathlon means much more than that. The event spotlights the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and a community of meaningful relationships, like those found at the Y, on people as they go through difficult life challenges, such as cancer. Each year, the event spotlights Y members who have become testiments to that.
The Pieathon was founded by Dave Milburn in an effort to honor his wife Penny's cancer survivorship story. She found support through their Ragbrai friends as she won her battle. The friends had a tradition of eating pie together at the end of Ragbrai, signifying a journey well done. Hence, the significance of "Pie" in Pieathlon.
New for 2015: A youth triathlon will take place after all sprint triathlon athletes complete swimming. The youth triathlon will consist of a 200m swim, 5 mile bike, and 1 mile run. The youth tri will start 10 min. after the last adult sprint tri swimmer finishes.
At the Waukee Family YMCA or by phone at 987-9996 with a credit card.
At www.getmeregistered.com A service fee will apply.
On-line at www.dmymca.org under program registration if you are a Y member or program participant.
Early bird individual fee of $55 is in effect until May 15, 2015.
Early bird team (3 participants) fee of $110 is in effect until May 15, 2015.
Packet Pickup will be Friday, May 22nd at the Waukee Family YMCA from 4-7pm.