The Julie Hughes Triathlon, created in partnership by Bill and Carol Hughes and Siouxha Tokman, is a tribute to Julie Hughes, a high-school swimmer who died of leukemia in 1985 at the age of 15. Organizers Aaron Prussian, Kevin Knox, Kobi Weiland, and Ben Nendza joined us in the studio to talk about registration for the 33rd annual run, bike, and swim race this May 19th in Sitka.

The event consists of a 5 mile run, 14 mile bike ride, and 1,000 yard swim. There is a special short course for the 12-and-under participants. Athletes can compete on a team or as an individual. Proceeds from this event are donated to the Sitka Cancer Survivors Network.