Rotary Club of Hemet takes on annual Tinsel Triathlon

Runners in a past Tinsel Triathlon and 5K make their way through a scenic route in Hemet. Valley News/Courtesy photo
After 30-plus years of action in the San Jacinto Valley, the Tinsel Triathlon and 5K has been acquired by the Rotary Club of Hemet, who will be hosting it Sunday, Dec. 11. Last year, when the club became aware that the popular event was available, it sought more information. Rotary member Bob Duistermars was familiar with the operation and funding of the Tinsel Triathlon and agreed to put together an informational meeting where questions could be answered, after which the club’s 50 members voted to acquire the event.“The Tinsel has a long history of generating a positive cash flow,” Rotary Club Past President and seven-year member Linda Krupa said. “We feel that we can continue that tradition and use the money for the benefit of our community. We also feel that this event has t
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