It was another successful LifeNets Triathlon!  Eighty-one athletes participated in this perennial swim/bike/run event.  Of this group 69 were adults and 12 were children.  Weather was great, albeit cool.  The event was greatly enhanced with chip timing provided by Pickle Events and the results were immediately made available to us. You can see them here.

Proceeds from the event will be used by LifeNets to construct a well in Malawi that will be similar to one drilled in 2006. It will serve an entire community with drinking water in one of the poorest countries in the world.

We thank ALL who made this event a success. 

Special thanks go to the Triathlon Committee headed by Pam Redline.

We thank all our MANY sponsors who helped us net $2157 for the charitable event.  We sold sponsorships for swim lanes, bike and run miles.

LifeNets North Dakota would like to thank the following corporate donors and sponsors for their support.  Our 2008 Triathlon was a huge success because of your generosity.  Thank you all so very much for helping us put on the best event ever!!

We had the best volunteer turnout to help on Triathlon day. Thanks goes to the Bismarck/Mandan United Church of God., Boy Scouts of America Troop #54. the North Dakota Mountain Biking Association, YMCA Girls Swim team and many individuals.

Pam Redline, President of the ND Chapter, Board of Directors and Triathlon Committee Staff

Here are some photos and video of the events. 


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The media spent much of the morning at the Triathlon.
Pam Redline is being interviewed by Marie from KFYR news.


Setup started long before daybreak on the day of the Triathlon.

Triathlon Committee members Kara Orgaard
and Pam Redline

Sweeping the shoulders of the highway before biking

Swimmer continuing on to the biking part

All registrants received insulated bottles

Herb makes stakes for the running course

Pam shows list of sponsors

Our generous sponsors

The finish line

Carrying the bike racks

Crossing the finish line


Allison Adair of Country Morning Today talks to Pam about the upcoming TV interview.

Venue for the Swim portion of the Triathlon

Leila Vanorman sings the Star Spangled Banner

Ralph Redline with important instructions before the Triathlon.

Tasty Smoothies

The Swim

Ralph Redline and Cheryl Glaesser of the Triathlon Committee.

A cool start

Whitney from Pickle events who managed the chip timing for the event.

The Triathlon planners

Rod holds up sponsorship plaque for the running trail.

Pam herself was one of the sponsors for the Triathlon.

Herb starts on the last part of the Triathlon: the run

Britton working the smoothie stands

Tri State Trio team: Vic (bike), Cheryl (swim), Herb (run)

Pam Redline, LifeNets North Dakota Chapter president speaking with Bruce Furness, former mayor of Fargo, North Dakota at the Far West Rotary Club the day after the LifeNets Triathlon September 8th.  Pam and I gave a report about the successful Triathlon to the Rotary Club. Bruce Furness was the featured speaker that day. He heads a Safety and Insurance Workforce commissioned by the Governor of North Dakota.

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