Butterfield Bank and the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association (CITA) are joining forces again this year to offer athletes a rare treat with two triathlon events planned for Grand Cayman.
‘Having missed out on 2004’s Butterfield Bank Olympic Distance Triathlon due to Hurricane Ivan, we decided to have both a sprint and Olympic distance race this year,’ saidCITA President David Walker. The first race, the Butterfield Bank Sprint Distance Triathlon, is set for Sunday, 20 March at the Seven Mile Public Beach. The battle starts at 7:30 am with a 750 m swim in the balmy Caribbean Sea, followed by a 20 km cycle and 5 km run under the island sun.
The shorter distances of the sprint triathlon make it an ideal race for those trying the sport for the first time. At the same time it affords the tri-veterans a chance to test their training and warm up for the big event in November.
The annual Butterfield Bank Olympic Distance Triathlon, slated for Sunday, 27 November will also kick off from Seven Mile Public Beach at a time to be announced closer to the date. The event features a 1.5 km swim; 40 km cycle and 10 km run and promises to be every bit as competitive as previous years. For updates on these and other CITA activities, visit their website at www.caymantri.com.ky
Entry forms for the sprint triathlon will be available to download from CITA’s website and completed forms can be dropped off at the Butterfield Bank Downtown Branch in the secure box provided. For more information call 939-4196 or email [email protected].