CROFTON, Neb. — Crofton’s Dam Race triathlon — which features kayaking instead of swimming to open the race — will be held on Saturday, July 27.

The race begins with a 1.5-mile kayak on Lewis & Clark Lake from the Weigand swim beach, followed by a 5K run through the campground and finish with a 12-mile bike ride into Main Street Crofton. A celebration and meal will be served at the Haymarket and Pulley Museum.

The committee has added two additional opportunities for individual competitors this year: a half marathon and 12-mile bike ride. Both of these individual events will start at Weigand swim beach and finish on Main Street in Crofton. Additional safety precautions are being implemented for runners and bikers along the highway into Crofton.

Athletes can participate as an individual doing all three legs of the race, or as a team of two or three. Registration is online at by searching Crofton’s Dam Race. Updates are available on the Facebook event page.

Proceeds from the race benefit recreation projects in Crofton. For more details, call Johnnie Ostermeyer at (402) 508-0224 or Heidi Marsh (605) 660-4498.

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