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This will be my 5th year competing in the Flyathlon. If you’ve been following along for a while, you may be aware that it’s usually a triathlon-style race revolving around running, fishing, and drinking craft beer. However, due to Covid-19, this year’s a bit different. Instead of all gathering together this fall, we are competing in the Socially Distanced Flyathlon Challenge.
This summer-long event still has the same goal in mind: to raise money for native trout conservation. But we get to do it at our own pace, as a sort of “choose your own adventure” scavenger hunt. The incentive for us is earning points that we can trade in for Flyathlon swag. The big point-earner is reminiscent of the normal Flyathlon. We need to log a single run/hike on the same day we catch a fish (ideally they’re done together). The longer the run/hike and the bigger the fish, the more points we earn. Points are also earned for helping the community (think river cleanups, etc.), supporting local breweries and distilleries, and of course, raising money for conservation. If you love to fish, appreciate native trout, and have a few dollars to spare, I would greatly appreciate any help raising money for this cause. All proceeds go to Running Rivers, the 501(c)(3) that puts on the Flyathlon. They are a 100% volunteer-run group who is making a difference for the fish we love.
Here is a link to the fundraiser.