Event will raise money for area charities

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:33 p.m. CST

BATAVIA – About 800 people will swim, bike and run Sunday in Batavia to raise money for local charities.

The 11th annual ET Batavia Triathlon and Duathlon will be at various locations throughout the city. Last year’s event raised $27,500 for the The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Batavia MainStreet, the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry, Batavia Fireworks Committee and the Batavia Bike Commission.

“We are hoping to exceed that amount this year,” race director Joe LoPresto said. “We try to give back to the local community.”

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