July 13, 2019
The Norway Triathlon is an exciting and fun sprint triathlon on and around beautiful Lake Pennesseewassee (also known as Norway Lake) in the Oxford Hills region of western Maine.
The purpose of the triathlon is to promote healthy active lifestyles, to conserve local natural resources and to help the local businesses and economy. Proceeds from the event benefit the Western Foothills Land Trust and support its mission to conserve and preserve the natural ecosystem and scenic landscapes in western Maine.
After 10 years of volunteering his time and skills to the Norway Triathlon, Race Director Mark White is passing the baton to Kate Bonawitz, 6th grade teacher at the Guy E Rowe School. Mark will continue to be the head of the swim at the Tri and has provided great support during the transition.
Born in Rochester, N.Y., Kate studied developmental biology at USM and undertook research on Multiple Myeloma at MMCRI before settling down to teach in Norway.
Aside from professional skills managing a classroom of rowdy 6th graders, Kate has an impressive personal history as a competitive athlete. She started running at 12 and fell in love with cycling at 18. She has competed in full and half Ironman triathlons, and has done several Olympic distance triathlons.