On your mark, get set, reg­is­ter

Carbonear Sprint Triathlon ex­pected to draw 120

The Compass - - SPORTS -

This year’s New­found­land and Labrador prov­ince-wide Triathlon will kick off Sun­day July 19 with the Carbonear Sprint Triathlon.

The Con­cep­tion Bay North town is one of three pro­vin­cial sites, which will host Triathlon events this sum­mer.

Carbonear Recre­ation Di­rec­tor Rob But­ton told last week’s reg­u­lar town coun­cil meet­ing that some 96 par­tic­i­pants took part in last year’s event, and he an­tic­i­pates this year that num­ber should hit the 120 mark.

The sec­ond event is the Olympic Dis­tance Triathlon, set for Cor­ner Brook Sun­day, Au­gust 2. And the third and fi­nal event of the se­ries is the 25th an­nual St. John’s Triathlon sched­uled for Sun­day, Aug. 9.

Af­ter much suc­cess as the pri­mary spon­sor of the St. John’s Triathlon last year, Cap- ital Subaru has ex­panded its com­mit­ment as the se­ries spon­sor of all three sport­ing events this sum­mer.

Regis­tra­tion is cur­rently un­der­way for all three events.

“When the op­por­tu­nity opened to be­come the ma­jor spon­sor of the NL Triathlon Se­ries, it was an easy de­ci­sion,” says Jon Howard, man­ager of Cap­i­tal Subaru.

“It gave us the per­fect chance to show our ap­pre­ci­a­tion to all of the triath­letes who have sup­ported Cap­i­tal Subaru over the years. We look for­ward to grow­ing the Cap­i­tal Subaru NL Triathlon Se­ries and mak­ing it one of the premier sport­ing events in At­lantic Canada for years to come.”

But th­ese triathlons are not just for adults. Chil­dren ages 5-14 can also par­tic­i­pate at each of the venues.

For ex­am­ple, in Carbonear, the Fit Kids event will take place prior to the main event Sun­day, July 15. In Cor­ner Brook, the Kids of Steel event will be held Satur­day, Au­gust 1. And, in St. John’s, chil­dren can par­tic­i­pate in Kids of Steel on Re­gatta Day, sched­uled for Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 5.

“We’re very ex­cited to have Cap­i­tal Subaru on board as the ti­tle spon­sor of all three triathlon events this sum­mer,” says Michael Andersen Jones, chair, NL Triathlon Se­ries.

“From the Carbonear event that gets all com­mu­nity mem­bers in­volved, to the Cor­ner Brook event that is both chal­leng­ing and beau­ti­ful, to the St. John’s triathlon that has been at­tract­ing ath­letes for 25 years - there’s some­thing for every­one, young and old, new or ex­pe­ri­enced.”

NL Triathlon Se­ries look for­ward to see­ing all com­mu­nity mem­bers par­tic­i­pate in the Triathlon events this sum­mer.

In­for­ma­tion for event times, dates and regis­tra­tion can be found on­line at

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