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August 27, 2021

St. Anthony’s Triathlon 2021 Weekend Cancelled


St. Anthony’s Triathlon 2021 Race Weekend Cancelled

ST. PETERSBURG, FL., (Aug 27, 2021) – 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the St. Anthony’s Triathlon has decided to reschedule the weekend of events for the 38th annual race to fall, Oct. 1-3, 2021. It is the second time in two years that concerns about public health have caused organizers to cancel the nationally recognized event that fills the streets of downtown St.Petersburg with athletes and spectators from around the country and around the block. The Triathlon weekend is scheduled to return in 2022 from April 29-May 1.

“Providing quality health care for our community has always been the mission of St.

Anthony’s Hospital, and that priority is even more clear during this pandemic,” said St. Anthony’s President Scott Smith. “The surge of COVID-positive patients into our hospital has increased tremendously during the past month, taxing our team members and our health care partners – emergency medical services, firefighters and police officers. We rely on those partners throughout the Triathlon weekend for their services. It would not be responsible for us to further burden those resources at this busy time.”

In the past month, BayCare hospitals have seen a rapid increase in their patient count, BayCare is now caring for more COVID-19 patients than it did during the last peak during July 2020. Events throughout St. Anthony’s and other BayCare hospitals have been postponed or cancelled during this critical time.

Patrick McGee, Triathlon manager and race director, said he knows that all the athletes from the pros to the weekend warriors, first-time triathletes and kids – will be disappointed.

“But the health and safety of our athletes, volunteers and community is of the utmost

importance,” said McGee, who has worked with the Triathlon for many years but was

named manager in 2020. “I want to make sure that when we put this race on, it will be safe

for everyone who attends.”

Toward that end, John Haffner, MD, St. Anthony’s chief medical officer, urged everyone in the community to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine. “A vaccine is the best line of defense against serious complication from a COVID-19 infection,” Dr. Haffner said. “The vast majority of our 1,100 hospitalized COVID-19 patients at BayCare’s 14 acute care hospitals are not vaccinated. Getting vaccinated, masking and social distancing are critical for the health of the community.” Organizers are still working through the mechanics of what this year’s cancellation will mean for registration, refunds and deferrals. Details for registered athletes will be posted by Wednesday, Sept. 1 on the St. Anthony’s Triathlon Facebook page, Facebook.com/StAnthonysTriathlon, the Triathlon website,SATriathlon.com, BayCare.org newsroom, BayCare.org/Newsroom.

Triathlon organizers will work with sponsors and vendors who were scheduled to be at the three-day Sports & Fitness Expo. If you have any questions, please contact us at Triathlon@BayCare.org. For more information, please visit RunSignup.com/Race/FL/SaintPetersburg/StAnthonys

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 or go to www.BayCare.org/SAH..

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.

February 1, 2021

St. Anthony’s Triathlon 2021 Weekend Rescheduled

St. Anthony’s Triathlon 2021 Race Weekend Rescheduled

ST. PETERSBURG, FL., (Feb 1, 2021) – 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the St. Anthony’s Triathlon has decided to reschedule the weekend of events for the 38th annual race to fall, Oct. 1-3, 2021.

“This was a difficult decision to make but the safety of our athletes, volunteers, sponsors and fans is of the utmost importance to St. Anthony’s Hospital and to our Triathlon team,” said St. Anthony’s President Scott Smith. “We will continue to monitor the pandemic and are hopeful that by fall we will present a safe and healthy race.”

The St. Anthony’s Triathlon has been an annual tradition since 1984. The 2020 event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the April 2021 dates were tentatively scheduled pending pandemic status.

While refunds will not be offered for registrations made for either the 2020 or April 2021 dates, deferrals can be made to the 2022 event. Registration continues for the 2021 Triathlon at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/SaintPetersburg/StAnthonys. Events will include the Olympic, Sprint and Meek & Mighty triathlons. Registration is still available at the lowest price. All dates for price increases have been updated on SATriathlon.com. 

Patrick McGee, Triathlon manager and race director, said that everyone who has registered for this year’s race or has claimed their deferral from 2020 is already set for the October dates. 

“We continue to work to provide a safe environment for everyone,” he said. “We can’t wait for everyone to get on the course and see you cross the finish line.”

Here is some additional information about registration and deferrals: 

  • The deadline to claim a deferral from the 2020 race has been extended. Participants can log into RunSignUp.com and access Profile > Deferrals > Complete Deferral. This will take participants through the registration process and allow registration for 2021. Deferrals from the 2020 race can be made for free until Aug. 15, 2021. After that date, there will be a fee added to registration costs for this year’s event.   
  • To defer entry to the 2022 race weekend, which is tentatively scheduled for the end of April, participants must log into RunSignUp.com. Then go to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Defer Registration. On the Defer Registration page, participants will see Deferral Information and Total Payment. They must confirm the information is accurate and then click the “Confirm Deferral” button. Participants will receive an email notification showing details of the deferral. Participants have until Sept. 1 to defer the entry for free. After that date, standard deferral rates will apply for each event.

In addition to being a past regional championship race and the USAT Southeastern Club Regional Championship, the St. Anthony’s Triathlon has been named as one of the Top 10 Great Destination Triathlons in the United States by Complete Tri and as one of the “5 Bucket-List Olympic Distance Triathlons in North America” by Triathlon Magazine Canada.

Ranked as the fourth largest triathlon in the country by USAT, the three-day St. Anthony’s Triathlon Weekend includes:

  • The Olympic-Distance Triathlon, set for Sunday, Oct. 3, which is known for its talented professional field.
  • The Sprint Triathlon, also on Oct. 3, which features shorter distances than the Olympic-distance race along the same course.
  • The Meek & Mighty Triathlon, on Saturday, Oct. 2, a race for novice adults and children who are new to the sport of triathlon.

There also are relay team options in the Olympic-distance and Sprint races. The weekend includes the St. Anthony’s Triathlon Sports & Fitness Expo, a showcase of the latest equipment for multisport athletes, workshops for athletes to prepare for the races and information tables featuring various St. Anthony’s Hospital and BayCare services.

For more information about the events, visit SATriathlon.com. Athletes and fans can be a part of the conversation on the St. Anthony’s Triathlon Facebook page at Facebook.com/StAnthonysTriathlon by 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 or go to www.BayCare.org/SAH..

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.

September 22, 2020

St. Anthony’s Triathlon to Open Oct 1

St. Anthony’s Triathlon To Open Registration for 2021 Race Weekend

ST. PETERSBURG, FL., (Sept 21, 2020) – Registration for the 2021 St. Anthony’s Triathlon is set to begin Oct. 1, 2020. Online registration for the 38th race weekend, April 23-25, 2021, starts at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/SaintPetersburg/StAnthonys.
 Events will include the Olympic, Sprint and Meek & Mighty triathlons.

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Triathlon was cancelled. For 2021, Triathlon organizers are working to provide a safe environment for all participants, spectators, volunteers and sponsors.

“Our main priority has always been to stage an exciting race for athletes, from professionals to weekend warriors to those just getting started in the sport of Triathlon,” said St. Anthony’s Hospital President Scott Smith. “While we want to maintain that, we also want to present a safe and healthy race atmosphere. Our goal is to have an in-person race in 2021. But it all depends on how well the pandemic is under control.”

Patrick McGee, Triathlon manager and race director, said that he is ready to welcome back athletes, fans and sponsors to the St. Petersburg waterfront for the 38th race weekend, April 23-25, 2021.

“We are grateful to all of our athletes, volunteers and sponsors for their patience and continued support as we work to provide a safe environment for them,” he said. “We will be looking to other races that have successfully been staged to gather their best practices as we move forward.”

In addition to being a past regional championship race and the USAT Southeastern Club Regional Championship, the St. Anthony’s Triathlon has been named as one of the Top 10 Great Destination Triathlons in the United States by Complete Tri and as one of the “5 Bucket-List Olympic Distance Triathlons in North America” by Triathlon Magazine Canada.

 

Ranked as the fourth largest triathlon in the country by USAT, the three-day St. Anthony’s Triathlon Weekend includes:

 

  • The Olympic-Distance Triathlon, set for Sunday, April 25, which is known for its talented professional field.
  • The Sprint Triathlon, also on April 25, which features shorter distances than the Olympic-distance race along the same course.
  • The Meek & Mighty Triathlon, on Saturday, April 24, a race for novice adults and children who are new to the sport of triathlon.

 

There also are relay team options in the Olympic-distance and Sprint races. The weekend includes the St. Anthony’s Triathlon Sports & Fitness Expo, a showcase of the latest equipment for multisport athletes, workshops for athletes to prepare for the races and information tables featuring various St. Anthony’s Hospital and BayCare services.

 

For more information about the events, visit SATriathlon.com. Athletes and fans can be a part of the conversation on the St. Anthony’s Triathlon Facebook page at Facebook.com/StAnthonysTriathlon by 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 or go to www.BayCare.org/SAH..

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.

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.

March 17, 2020

St. Anthony’s Triathlon Weekend Postponed

St. Anthony’s Triathlon Weekend Postponed

Organizers for the 37th annual event working to reschedule later this year

St. Anthony’s Triathlon Weekend PostponedPETERSBURG, FL., (MARCH 17, 2020)– The St. Anthony’s Triathlon is postponing its weekend of events, scheduled for April 24-26, 2020. Organizers of the 37thannual event are working with the city of St. Petersburg and USA Triathlon (USAT) to find a date later this year.

 

“The health and well-being of our athletes, volunteers and all those who would be part of the event are of the utmost importance to us,” said St. Anthony’s Hospital President Scott Smith. 

“With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended canceling or postponing large events for eight weeks. As such, we are postponing our event until further notice.”

 

If the Triathlon is unable to be rescheduled this year, information will be provided about refunds or registration deferment to a future race. Triathlon organizers also will work with  vendors who were scheduled to be at the three-day Sports & Fitness Expo.

 

For more information, please visit SATriathlon.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/StAnthonysTriathlon.

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.

March 2, 2020

St. Anthony’s Triathlon In Need of Volunteers for 2020 Event Weekend

St. Anthony’s Triathlon 2020 Volunteers Needed

The 37th Annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon has many different volunteer positions available for both individuals and groups for weekend of April 24-26, 2020.

PETERSBURG, FL., (MARCH 2, 2020) – St. Anthony’s Triathlon is calling for volunteers to help at the 37th annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon weekend, to be held April 24-26, 2020. Approximately 1,000 volunteers are needed to assist the 4,000 athletes who will swim, bike, and run along St. Petersburg’s waterfront course.

Volunteers are needed to assist at areas including: Athlete check-in, Meek & Mighty, bike check-in, finish-line duty, athlete body marking, water stations, transition areas, and merchandise sales. Since the inception of the triathlon in 1983, volunteers have been an integral component to the success of a fun and successful St. Anthony’s Triathlon weekend.

Volunteers are needed at the St. Anthony’s Sports and Fitness Expo on April 24-26, the Meek & Mighty Triathlon on April 25, and at the main Triathlon, for both Olympic and Sprint distance races on April 26.

“The St. Anthony’s Triathlon is one of the biggest events in the surrounding St. Petersburg/Tampa area and we couldn’t pull it off without the help of our tremendous volunteers,” said Patrick McGee, the Triathlon’s manager and race director. “Being a volunteer also provides a glimpse into the exciting world of triathlon. You can’t help being inspired by witnessing these athletes of all ages and levels.”

All volunteers will receive a commemorative race T-shirt, access to the volunteer hospitality tent, and the opportunity to watch talented pro 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 https://SATriathlon.com/Volunteer-Information/. When registering online, individuals can register for specific volunteer tasks and provide name, email address and other information, 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.

Registration to compete in any of the Triathlon events is open and can be found at www.SATriathlon.com.

 

Named one of the top 10 Great Destination Triathlons in the United States by Complete Tri and one of the “5 Bucket-List Olympic Distance Triathlons in North America” by Triathlon Magazine Canada, the St. Anthony’s Triathlon attracts professional and amateur competitors from around the world, including Olympic gold medalists and Ironman World Champions. 

 

For more information about the 2020 races, athletes, St. Anthony’s Triathlon Health & Fitness Expo and surrounding activities, visit SATriathlon.com or the St. Anthony’s Triathlon’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/StAnthonysTriathlon. We invite you to 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 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.

 

February 12, 2020

St. Anthony’s Triathlon Names Patrick McGee as New Triathlon Manager & Race Director

St. Anthony’s Triathlon Names Patrick McGee as New Triathlon Manager and Race Director

 

ST.PETERSBURG, FL., (FEBRUARY 11, 2020) 

Patrick McGee, an industry veteran in triathlon and multi-sports, is taking the helm as the new St. Anthony’s Triathlon manager and race director. McGee will lead the Triathlon as it prepares for its 37th annual race weekend, to be held from April 24-26. St. Anthony’s Triathlon is one of the largest and longest-running events in the country.

Patrick is no stranger to this event as he has coordinated various aspects of race operations for many years. Patrick brings more than 10 years of experience in event operations across more than 250 multisport and endurance events including youth triathlons and road races from 5K to marathons.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and is well known and respected in the Tampa Bay area for leading events with high levels of participant satisfaction. 

“It’s such an honor to be directing a race that I have admired and been associated with for years,” said McGee. “For 2020, we are eager to further enrich the weekend experience for all competitors – from the kids to the amateurs to the pros – as well as the community. Our goal is to raise the bar each year to create one of the best race experiences in the world.”

McGee is replacing Susan Daniels, who led the race for 10 years and is well known throughout the multi-sport community.  

The St. Anthony’s Triathlon is open to all levels of athletes. For children and novice adults, the Meek & Mighty Triathlon is set for April 25. The main Triathlon, for both Olympic and Sprint distance races, runs on April 26. 

Registration to compete in any of the Triathlon events is open and can be found at www.SATriathlon.com.

Named one of the top 10 Great Destination Triathlons in the United States by Complete Tri and one of the “5 Bucket-List Olympic Distance Triathlons in North America” by Triathlon Magazine Canada, the St. Anthony’s Triathlon attracts professional and amateur competitors from around the world, including Olympic gold medalists and Ironman World Champions. 

For more information about the 2020 races, athletes, St. Anthony’s Triathlon Health & Fitness Expo and surrounding activities, visit SATriathlon.com or the St. Anthony’s Triathlon’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/StAnthonysTriathlon. We invite you to 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 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.

September 19, 2019

St. Anthony’s Triathlon Registration Opens Sept. 30

37th Annual Triathlon will Return to Vinoy Park April 24-26, 2020

(ST. PETERSBURG, FL.—Sept 16, 2019)

Thousands of athletes are expected to swim, bike and run through St. Petersburg’s picturesque waterfront, downtown and charming neighborhoods for the 37th St. Anthony’s Triathlon Weekend, April 24-26, 2020.

Online registration for the 2020 Olympic, Sprint and Meek & Mighty events starts 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/SaintPetersburg/StAnthonys.

For the third year, the event will take place at Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg.

“The St. Anthony’s Triathlon is proud to welcome athletes of all abilities and ages,” said Scott Smith, president of St. Anthony’s Hospital. “For the past four years, I’ve experienced the race as an athlete while also working behind the scenes with our Triathlon team. We want athletes to feel like they are coming home when they participate each year in our early-season race.”

Earlier this year, the 36th annual event featured a record-setting eighth win for Sarah Haskins-Kortuem in the women’s field. In the men’s race, Ben Kanute won his first St. Anthony’s event. The St. Anthony’s Triathlon was Kanute’s first-ever professional race in 2013. More than 3,200 athletes participated in races throughout the weekend.

USA Triathlon (USAT) named the St. Anthony’s Triathlon the 2019 Southeast Olympic-Distance and Paratriathlon­­ Regional Championship Race. In order to qualify for the National Championships, competitors had to finish in the top 35 percent or top five (whichever was greater) competitors per their respective age groups. The 2019 Olympic-Distance National Championships were held last month in Cleveland.

In addition to being a regional championship race and the USAT Southeastern Club Regional Championship, the St. Anthony’s Triathlon has been named as one of the Top 10 Great Destination Triathlons in the United States by Complete Tri and as one of the “5 Bucket-List Olympic Distance Triathlons in North America” by Triathlon Magazine Canada.

Ranked as the fourth largest triathlon in the country by USAT, the three-day St. Anthony’s Triathlon Weekend includes:

  • The Olympic-Distance Triathlon, set for Sunday, April 26, which is known for its talented professional field.
  • The Sprint Triathlon, also on April 26, which features shorter distances than the Olympic-distance race along the same course.
  • The Meek & Mighty Triathlon, on Saturday, April 25, a race for novice adults and children who are new to the sport of triathlon.

In addition to the three races, the weekend includes the St. Anthony’s Triathlon Sports & Fitness Expo, a showcase of the latest equipment for multisport athletes, workshops for athletes to prepare for the races and information tables featuring various St. Anthony’s Hospital and BayCare services.

The 2020 St. Anthony’s Triathlon weekend events and registration fees are:

Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26:

Sports and Fitness Expo, Vinoy Park
Friday: Noon – 6 p.m.;
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.;
Sunday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Free.

Saturday, April 25:

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, 2019; $55 by March 31, 2020; $65 April 18, 2020.

Sunday, April 26:

St. Anthony’s Triathlon 
@Vinoy Park

Olympic-distance race (1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run.) 6:50 a.m. start time

Individual registration fee: $150 by Dec. 31, 2019; $160 by March 31, 2020; $180 by April 18, 2020.

St. Anthony’s Sprint Triathlon
@North Shore and Vinoy Parks

(750-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run). Approximately 8:45 a.m. start time

Individual registration fee: $80 by Dec. 31, 2019; $90 by March 31, 2020; $100 by April 18, 2020.

There also are relay team options in the Olympic-distance and Sprint races. For more information 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. St. Anthony’s has a 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.

About BayCare

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. For more information visit www.BayCare.org.

April 28, 2019

Haskins-Kortuem Achieves Historic Record of Eight Wins at St. Anthony’s Triathlon

Sarah Haskins-Kortuem & Ben Kanute Win St. Anthony’s Triathlon

(ST. PETERSBURG, FL.—April 28, 2019)Sarah Haskins-Kortuem and Ben Kanute claimed victories today at the 36th annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon. World Champions, Olympians, and professional athletes from across the world comprised the field for this year’s race, making it one of the most competitive races in event history.

Under clear skies and humid conditions, athletes battled each other over the Olympic triathlon distance (1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run). Since this year’s event was a USAT Olympic Distance and Paratriathlon Regional Championship event, registered USAT athletes were able to qualify at the St. Anthony’s Triathlon for the 2019 USAT National Championships in Cleveland, Ohio, to be held August 10-11, 2019.

For the women, Sarah Haskins-Kortuem crossed the tape in 1:58:54. To round out the podium, Lindsey Jerdonek finished in second place (1:59:18), and Alicia Kaye finished in third (2:03:30).

Haskins-Kortuem achieved a record eight wins at this year’s St. Anthony’s Triathlon. “I had to work the whole day,” said winner, Haskins-Kortuem. “I was hurting on the swim, hurting on the bike, and hurting on the run. That made today special.”

In the men’s field, Ben Kanute took the top podium spot in 1:46:03, and was followed by Jason West in second (1:47:58), and Joe Maloy in third (1:48:34).

Kanute’s first professional triathlon race was St. Anthony’s Triathlon in 2013. Since that time, he has competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics and continued his professional triathlon career. “I have learned a lot since my first pro race,” said Kanute. “St. Anthony’s Triathlon is a classic race. There are not too many races like this.”

In the Sprint Triathlon (Swim 750m, bike 20K, run 5K), the top three women were Yelena Maloney, Heather Butcher, and Celia Dubey and the top three male finishers were Braxton Bokos, Sam Geiman, and John Reback.

In total, over 3200 athletes competed in the weekend’s St. Petersburg events from the Olympic Distance Triathlon, to the Sprint Triathlon, to the Kids’ Meek & Mighty event.

“This year’s St. Anthony’s Triathlon was a tremendous success,” said Susan Daniels, race director for St. Anthony’s Triathlon. “We hosted a USAT Regional Championship for the Olympic Distance and Paratriathlon, and had the world’s best triathletes compete on our beautiful St. Petersburg course.”

Next year’s St. Anthony’s Triathlon will take place from April 24 to April 26, 2020. Registration for the 2020 event will open in October.

 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.

April 24, 2019

St. Anthony’s Triathlon Welcomes World-Class and Amateur Athletes from Around the World on April 26 – 28

Thousands Gather in St. Petersburg for the 36th Annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL (April 18, 2019) – World Champions, Olympians, and a well-rounded roster of professional athletes comprise the field for the 36th Annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon that returns to St. Petersburg on Sunday, April 28. More than 3,000 athletes from 41 states, the District of Columbia, and eight countries participated in the 2018 events, and this year’s total participant count is looking to be even greater.

Final preparations are underway for the athletic competition that is considered to be one of the sport’s leading events in the United States. From novice youth to age group amateurs to some of the best triathletes in the world, thousands of athletes of all ages and abilities will be in downtown St. Petersburg from April 26 – 28 to attend the Sports and Fitness Expo and compete in one of three events: the Meek & Mighty Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon or the Olympic distance race at St. Anthony’s Triathlon.

The Olympic distance Triathlon and the Sprint Triathlon will be held Sunday, April 28, while the Meek & Mighty Triathlon will be Saturday, April 27. Approximately 35 professional triathletes will compete, including Sarah Haskins-Koruem who will be going for her record eighth win at St. Anthony’s. If Haskins-Koruem wins this year, it would make her the only female pro to win St. Anthony’s eight times.

The list of female professional triathletes also includes: Holly Benner, Ginger Howell, Lindsey Jerdonek, Alicia Kaye, Meredith Kessler, Kearci Smith and Kyra Wiens.

None of the current male competitors has won St. Anthony’s Triathlon previously. Jason West captured the 2nd place podium spot in 2018, while Jackson Laundry placed 4th in last year’s event.

Other professional triathletes participating this year include: Todd Burns, Nicholas Chase, Robbie Deckard, Ian Hoover-Grinde, Jackson Laundry, Andre Lopes, Joe Maloy, Seth Ruhling, Rodolphe Von Berg, Jason West, Timothy Winslow and Matthew Wisthoff.

Professionals will compete for a $56,000 prize purse. Since the event is a USAT Olympic Distance and Paratriathlon Regional Championship event, registered USAT athletes will be able to qualify at the St. Anthony’s Triathlon for the 2019 USAT National Championships in Cleveland, Ohio, to be held August 10-11, 2019. In order to qualify for the National Championships, competitors must finish in the top 35 percent or top five (whichever is greater) competitors per their respective age groups.

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