Top Notch If you ever need to feel appreciated, volunteer to work the
last water station on the last leg of a mountain triathlon. That’s what the
kids and I did Saturday, spending the morning about two-thirds of the way up
Cannon Mountain, just below the final, grueling climb of the Top Notch
Triathlon. By the greetings we received from many racers, you would have thought
we were handing out rare treasure rather than small paper cups of cool water.
When I mentioned the idea of volunteering for the Top Notch – locally known simply as “The Triathlon” – the kids were immediately eager. The Triathlon is more than a challenging athletic contest; it is a community gathering, a day where friends and neighbors come together to support an event that benefits the local recreation department. My kids cheered me on as I completed the final leg of the race four years ago, and after volunteering last weekend, they’ve caught the Triathlon bug. READ MORE