2017 St. Anthony’s Triathlon Registration Opens Oct. 3
9/7/2016 12:00:00 AM
Athletes Get Earlier Sign Up for Weekend of Events, April 28-30, 2017
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (Sept. 7, 2016) – The St. Anthony’s Triathlon, which has been ranked as the fourth largest triathlon in the country by USA Triathlon, will celebrate its 34th year by kicking off registration on Oct. 3 and giving athletes more time to sign up for the premier multi-sport races held along the beautiful waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg.“We have heard from many athletes who say that as they are planning their upcoming triathlon calendars, they want to make sure they get St. Anthony’s on their list early,” said Susan Daniels, St. Anthony’s Triathlon manager. “We listened and will now open up registration in October instead of later in the year so that competitors can make plans to participate.”
The St. Anthony’s Triathlon is known for attracting a wide range of professional and amateur athletes including Ironman world champions, Olympic gold medalists and celebrity athletes. More than 3,100 athletes from more than 40 states, the District of Columbia and about 10 countries participated in the events in 2016.
The dates are set for the Triathlon weekend, April 28-30, 2017. “Whether professional or novice, youngster or young at heart, there is an event for every athlete,” Daniels said. Register on Oct. 3 at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/SaintPetersburg/StAnthonys.
St. Anthony’s Triathlon Weekend includes:
- The Olympic-Distance Triathlon, which is known for its outstanding professional field.
- The Meek & Mighty Triathlon, a race for novice adults and children who are just joining the exciting world of triathlon.
- Sprint Triathlon, which made its debut in 2014 and features slightly shorter distances than the Olympic-distance race.
The 2017 St. Anthony’s Triathlon weekend events and registration fees are:
Friday, April 28 – Saturday, April 29:
Sports and Fitness Expo
Friday: Noon – 6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Free.
Saturday, April 29:
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.
Individual registration fee: $45 by Dec. 31, 2016; $55 by March 31, 2017; $65 by April 7, 2017.
Sunday, April 30:
St. Anthony’s Triathlon, North Shore & Vinoy Parks
Olympic-distance race (1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run.) 6:50 a.m. start time
Individual registration fee: $150 by Dec. 31, 2016; $160 by March 31, 2017; $180 by April 7, 2017.
St. Anthony’s Sprint Triathlon, North Shore & Vinoy Parks
(750-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run). Approximately 8:45 a.m. start time
Individual registration fee: $80 by Dec. 31, 2016; $90 by March 31, 2017; $100 by April 7, 2017.
For more details about the events, athletes and fans may visit the St. Anthony’s Triathlon Facebook page: Facebook.com/StAnthonysTriathlon or be part of the conversation using the hashtag, #StAnthonysTri.
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. Celebrating its 85th year in 2016, St. Anthony’s 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 or go to www.BayCare.org/SAH.
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 14 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 www.BayCare.org.