ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Petersburg's waterfront will be the site for one of the premier multi-sport events in the United States – the St. Anthony's Triathlon. Registration for the 33rd St. Anthony's Triathlon starts Dec. 1, 2015 and athletes of all ages and abilities are invited to register for one of the events that will take place along St. Petersburg's scenic waterfront over the weekend of April 22-24, 2016.
Dubbed as one of the best early-season events by Active.com, the St. Anthony's Triathlon Weekend includes:
- The International-Distance Triathlon – known for its outstanding professional field
- The Meek & Mighty Triathlon – a great training ground for novice adults and children who are just joining the exciting world of triathlons
- The Sprint Triathlon – added two years ago for those wanting to follow the same course but race shorter distances than the Olympic-distance race
Attracting a wide range of professional and amateur athletes including Olympic gold medalists, Ironman world champions and celebrity athletes, these USA Triathlon sanctioned races have kicked off the triathlon season in North America for the last 32 years. More than 3,500 athletes from more than 41 states, the District of Columbia and 8 countries participated in the events in 2015.
"We are proud to be one of the premier triathlons in the United States," said Philip Lahaye, race director, St. Anthony's Triathlon. "We offer a beautiful waterfront course that appeals to athletes from around the United States and the world."
The 2016 St. Anthony's Triathlon weekend events and registration fees are:
Friday, April 22 – Saturday, April 23:
Sports and Fitness Expo, Straub Park, 500 Beach Drive
Friday: Noon – 6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Free.
Saturday, April 23:
Meek & Mighty Triathlon, North Shore Pool, 901 North Shore Drive
Shorter distance race for youth ages 7 – 14 and novice adults. 7:30 a.m. start time. (Individuals registration fee: $45 by Jan. 31, 2016; $50 after Jan. 31. Late registration is $60.
Sunday, April 24:
St. Anthony's Triathlon, North Shore & Vinoy Parks
International-distance race (1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run.) 6:50 a.m. start time (Individuals registration fee: $160 by Dec. 31; $165 by Feb. 28, 2016; $170 by March 31, 2016. Late registration is $180.)
St. Anthony's Sprint Distance race, North Shore & Vinoy Parks
(750-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run). Approximately 8:45 a.m. start time (Individuals registration fee: $80 by Dec. 31; $90 by Feb. 28, 2016; $100 by March 31, 2016. Late registration is $115.)
For more information about the 2016 races, athletes and fans can also visit St. Anthony's Triathlon's Facebook page: facebook.com/stanthonystriathlon.
About St. Anthony's Hospital
St. Anthony's Hospital is a 393-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and was the first faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. The hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care. For more information on St. Anthony's, call (727) 953-6993.
About BayCare Health System
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 13 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.
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