ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (Sept 5, 2018) St. Petersburg’s Gulf Coast waterfront, downtown and picturesque neighborhoods, will see thousands of athletes swim, bike and run in the 36th Annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon April 26-28, 2019. Online registration for the 2019 Olympic, Sprint and Meek & Mighty events starts 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/SaintPetersburg/StAnthonys.
“St. Anthony’s is so proud to be a part of the sport of triathlon and to present this early season race to athletes of all abilities,” said Scott Smith, president of St. Anthony’s Hospital. “As an athlete, I have participated in the Triathlon for the past three years. I can certainly see why so many athletes come back to be a part of the race as you travel the course that is run by the pros.”
USA Triathlon (USAT) named the St. Anthony’s Triathlon a 2018 Regional Championship Race, which allowed for those who finished in the top five or top 33 percent of age groups to compete in the 2018 Olympic-Distance National Championships which were held last month in Cleveland, Ohio.
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 Compete 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 28, which is known for its talented professional field.
The Sprint Triathlon, also on April 28, which features slightly shorter distances than the Olympic-distance race along the same course.
The Meek & Mighty Triathlon, on Saturday, April 27, a race for novice adults and children who are new to the sport of triathlon.
In addition to the three races, the weekend also 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.