Montgomery, Alabama, to Host Triathlon and More This Weekend
25 Apr, 2017
The City of Montgomery will be buzzing with activity Saturday, April 29 with the return of two popular events – the Capital of Dreams Triathlon and Taco Libre – as well as the 100th anniversary celebration of Chris’ Hot Dogs.
Returning for the fifth year, the Baptist Health Capital of Dreams Triathlon presented by Montgomery Multisport will challenge competitors to swim, bike and run through beautiful and historic downtown Montgomery beginning at 7:30 a.m. Participants can compete in the Intermediate Race (1.5k Swim | 40k Bike | 10k Run) or the Sprint (400m Swim | 20k Bike | 5k Run). From the swim starting on the Harriott II Riverboat, to the bike staging area at Union Station Train Shed, to the finish line adjacent to Riverwalk Amphitheatre, the setting will provide the perfect atmosphere for racing and for friends and family to cheer on competitors. A post-race party and awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the triathlon. For more information and to register visit www.team-magic.com
Back by popular demand, Taco Libre, Alabama’s taco festival, begins at 4 p.m. and will feature a wide assortment of tacos from Alabama’s favorite local taco joints, restaurants and food trucks around the state. It will be the first event held at The Yards at Western Rail, a 40-acre entertainment and recreational venue located blocks from downtown Montgomery. The festival will also include live music and beer provided by event sponsor Cerveza Modelo and Alabama craft breweries. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 for a VIP pass. For more information visit www.lightninglinemgm.com/tacolibre.
Also on April 29, Chris’ Hot Dogs, Montgomery’s oldest family-owned and operated restaurant, will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a block party at its downtown location at 138 Dexter Avenue from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Events will include a car show, a corn hole tournament, live entertainment and curbside service like the beloved Montgomery institution offered when it originally opened in 1917. To learn more visit www.facebook.com/ChrisHotDogs.
In addition to the Capital of Dreams Triathlon, Taco Libre and Chris’ Hot Dogs 100th Anniversary Celebration on April 29, Montgomery offers a multitude of events to enjoy this spring and throughout the year. To learn more about local events go to www.visitingmontgomery.com
Montgomery, “A Cool Capital City on the Move:” Centrally located along the Alabama River in the heart of the Southeast, Montgomery is steeped in the history of world-changing events and is in the midst of another change – a complete reemergence. From a revitalized downtown to an array of new museums, restaurants, attractions and accommodations, the riverfront capital city is quickly becoming one of the newest must-see travel destinations in the South. Learn more about all that Montgomery has to offer at www.visitingmontgomery.com.