Sports Briefs: Wading River to host sprint triathlon Saturday

08/15/2012 8:00 PM |

BILL LANDON PHOTO | Swimmers prepare for the start of the Riverhead Rocks Triathlon July 29. Wading River will be hosting a sprint triathlon Saturday.

TRIATHLON: New race in Wading River What is being billed as Long Island’s newest sprint triathlon, the Deep Pond Triathlon, will be held Saturday at the Schiff Scout Reservation in Wading River. The first-time event will have events for running, biking and swimming for athletes ages 7 and up. The adult race will start at 6:30 a.m. with a 750-meter swim in Deep Pond followed by a 13-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run. For more information and a listing of each event level with specifics of races, go to www.deeppondtri.com. or www.competitiveevents.com. Anyone who would like to volunteer to help run the triathlon may e-mail Volunteers@CompetitiveEvents.com or call (631) 957-9700. Proceeds will benefit the Boy Scouts of America.

GOLF: Golfing for Porters The eighth annual Gridiron Golf Classic will be held on Aug. 28 at Island’s End Golf & Country Club in Greenport, with a shotgun start scheduled for 1 p.m. The fee is $175 per golfer. The tournament benefits the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck/Shelter Island high school football team. For more information, call Darryl Volinski at (631) 477-2523.