By MELINDA WILLIAMS
Instead of just helping with the annual Claytor Lake Triathlon, three FOCL (Friends of Claytor Lake) members have decided to join in the athletic event this year.
FOCL Executive Director Jeff Caldwell, Board of Director Jeff Arnold and Caldwell’s daughter, Tori Ramsey, will serve as a mixed relay team in the Sept. 14 triathlon. The team will use the event as a fundraising opportunity by taking pledges of monetary donations that will be used for FOCL’s lake cleanup and other programs.
To make a donation, visit www.focl.org/foclers and click on the “Donate” link.
Ramsey will be swimming the 500-meter portion of the triathlon. She is an experienced swimmer, having been a member of the high school Radford Bobcats team and a member of the “H2okies” swim team. Arnold will bike the 12.5-mile leg of the race, while Caldwell will finish the eventw with a 5k run through Claytor Lake State Park.