St. Anthony’s Triathlon Calls for Volunteers for 2018 Race Weekend
Second largest triathlon in the U.S. run by St. Anthony’s Hospital will hold race weekend from April 27-29, 2018
ST. PETERSBURG, FL, (February 27, 2018) – St. Anthony’s Triathlon is calling for volunteers to support athletes and staff at the 35th annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon weekend, to be held April 27-29, 2018. Approximately 1,000 volunteers are needed to assist the 3,500 athletes who will swim, bike, and run along St. Petersburg’s waterfront course.
Since the inception of the triathlon in 1983, volunteers have been an integral part of executing a successful and fun St. Anthony’s Triathlon weekend. Volunteers are needed at the St. Anthony’s Sports and Fitness Expo on April 27-29, the Meek & Mighty Triathlon on April 28, and at the main Triathlon, for both Olympic and Sprint distance races on April 29.Volunteer duties will consist of supporting areas including: athlete check-in, finish-line duty, athlete body marking, water stations, transition areas, and merchandise sales.
“The St. Anthony’s Triathlon is powered by the tremendous efforts of our volunteers,” said Susan Daniels, Race Director for the event. “With the incredible support from our volunteer crew, we are able to encourage a commitment to health and wellness, connecting to the mission of St. Anthony’s Hospital and BayCare Health System.”
All volunteers will receive a commemorative race T-shirt, access to the volunteer hospitality tent, and the opportunity to watch talented professional and amateur triathletes compete at this popular race. Volunteer schedules, directions, and parking instructions will be distributed before the race.
Sign up to volunteer online by visiting SATriathlon.com/Volunteers. When registering online, please provide name, email address and other information, including availability, volunteer area of interest and T-shirt size. Groups, such as schools, clubs, churches and other not-for-profit organizations are invited to participate together at a water station or the after-race parties.
The St. Anthony’s Triathlon attracts professional and amateur competitors from around the world. USA Triathlon (USAT) has selected St. Anthony’s Triathlon as a 2018 Regional Championship Race and as a USAT Southeastern Club Regional Championship. The event was recently named one of the top 10 Great Destination Triathlons in the United States by Compete Tri for 2017. The Triathlon is a premier race event that attracts a wide range of professional and amateur athletes including Olympic gold medalists, Ironman World Champions, and celebrity athletes.
The St. Anthony’s Triathlon is also making some exciting changes to the event by extending the Sports and Fitness Expo from a two-day to three-day event and holding all Triathlon events in one park instead of two. The Sports and Fitness Expo will take place from April 27-29 St. Petersburg’s waterfront Vinoy Park.
Registration to compete in any of the St. Anthony’s Triathlon events is open and can be found at https://SATriathlon.com.
For more information about the 2018 races, athletes, health and fitness expo and surrounding activities, visit https://SATriathlon.com or the St. Anthony’s Triathlon’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/StAnthonysTriathlon. Be a 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 and was the first faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. 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 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.