June 29, 2020

St. Anthony’s Triathlon Weekend Cancelled

St. Anthony’s Triathlon Weekend Cancelled

ST. PETERSBURG, FL., (June 29, 2020) – The health and well-being of our athletes and volunteers are of the utmost importance to the St. Anthony’s Triathlon. Because of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the weekend of Triathlon events will be cancelled this year.

 

“Providing for the health and safety of our athletes, volunteers and community is the top priority of St. Anthony’s Hospital,” said St. Anthony’s President Scott Smith. “After assessing many event scenarios, we decided that it was in the best interest of our athletes and the community to cancel the 2020 events. We are grateful to all of our athletes, volunteers and sponsors for their patience and continued support as we worked to make this difficult decision.”

The event weekend, which originally was scheduled for April 24-26, was postponed when
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control determined earlier this year that large gatherings
should not take place. Since that time, Triathlon organizers have been working diligently
with the city of St. Petersburg to find new dates.

“We are grateful to city officials for their help and patience as we discussed how to stage a
safe event,” said Patrick McGee, Triathlon manager and race director. “We will continue to
work with the city as we establish best practices and procedures to ensure a safe and
successful return to racing.”

Several options are available to participants who registered for the 2020 events:

    • Defer Registration to 2021: 
      • When you make this selection, the Triathlon team will then defer your registration to 2021 FREE of charge.
      • You will receive an email with directions to register for the 2021 St. Anthony’s Triathlon when registration opens. When registering for 2021, you will have a credit in your account for the amount you paid for registration including any add-ons (VIP Parking, VIP Tent, massage etc.).
        • The deadline to request a deferral  is Aug. 1, 2020. 
    • Request a Refund: Refunds will be processed as we receive the requests. 
      • If you purchased an add on, such as a parking pass, VIP tent, photos, etc., those fees will be included in your refund. 
      • Please allow 3-4 weeks for refunds to be processed. 
  • RunSignup is unable to process refunds on the purchase of USAT one-day and annual memberships. USAT will reach out to athletes through the email in your RunSignup account to provide options available to you.
        • The deadline to request a refund is Aug. 1, 2020. 
  • Donate Registration Fees: Your fees will be donated through the St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation to St. Anthony’s team members in the fight against COVID19. As a thank you for your generosity, we will give you a discount for the 2021 event and a gift from our merchandise store.

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 15 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.

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