Brac Turtle Tri set for next month

This year marks the 3rd anniversary of the Brac Turtle Tri, an international distance triathlon which will be held on April 9 in Cayman Brac with three standard distance categories — 1.5 K Swim, 40 K Bike and 10 K Run. Additional highlights including a Pre-race Pasta Dinner and Post-race Party give the race weekend a fun friendly atmosphere which can also be enjoyed by family members for a nominal charge.

Organized by the Sister Islands Tourism Association (SITA), triathletes worldwide are invited to compete in the crystal clear warm 80-degree waters of the Brac’s South Sound and enjoy the tropical climate that the Cayman Islands offers for the land-based events.

Sponsors of the Turtle Tri make travel easy for this year’s participants with a variety of special deals on lodging. Cayman Airways also waives Bike Box fees for participants. Brac Caribbean Beach Village and Carib Sands Condos, Brac Reef Beach Resort, and Divi Tiara Beach Resort are offering accommodation packages which include meal discounts. Additionally, airport transfers are provided for registrants staying on the Brac’s West End.

‘The Brac Turtle Tri is just one example of the array of opportunities for active travelers to enjoy the beauty of Cayman,’ said Pilar Bush, Director of Tourism. ‘In addition to this celebrated annual event, Cayman Brac boasts the world’s best diving and snorkeling, as well as nature trails and caves to explore, with breath taking views from atop the bluffs, creating the perfect land and seascape for a vacation full of fun and adventure.’

The field will be limited and include team competition, with a cap of 50 individuals and 10 teams (maximum 30 people). Fees are $75 US per individual, $150 US per 2-person team and $225 US per 3-person team. Individual winners will be awarded prizes in several categories including Top 3 Men and Women Overall in age groups Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and Over 50, while the Overall Team Winner will also be rewarded.

All finishers will receive a Brac Turtle Tri Medallion and T-shirt. Online registration and additional information about travel packages and other details are available at www.bracturtletri.com.

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