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Carbonear Sprint Triathlon expected to draw 120
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