For the 10th consecutive year, Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited is sponsoring the Cayman Islands International Triathlon, which takes place Sunday, November 26th near the Courtyard Marriott and Grape Tree Cafe.
‘Supporting the community in health and sporting areas is one of our key corporate values, and we are thrilled to be a part of another season of Cayman’s only triathlon,’ said Rhonda Serrano, Butterfield Bank’s marketing officer. ‘We would like to congratulate and commend the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association for organising such a spectacular event that we can all be proud of.’
In its 12th season, the Butterfield Triathlon is offering two events with two distances each. The ‘Olympic’ or ‘International’ distance Triathlon consists of a 1500 metre swim, 40 km bike and a 10 km run. The ‘Sprint’ distance event involves a 750 metre swim, 20 km bike and a 5 km run. The time it takes to complete an event depends on experience, fitness and the physical and environmental conditions of the course on race day. Basic equipment includes swim goggles, a bicycle and regulation helmet (road or mountain bike) and a sturdy pair of running shoes.
Although most people participate as individuals (completing the three disciplines alone), relay teams are encouraged, especially for those who perhaps aren’t as confident in completing the entire course on their own. Being part of a team provides the opportunity to complete the distance with others who share a common goal.
The Butterfield Build-Up Races to the main event will be held on October 29th and November 12th. Their distances are short and gradual and allow participants to practice transitions and pick up some race tips.
‘An event such as this is very dynamic in nature and covers a lot of ground. We are extremely fortunate to have the RCIP and Special Constabulary supporting the event,’ said Race Director Polly Cox. ‘Runners and cyclists will be advised to abide by normal rules of the road; however, we ask the general motoring public to please be careful if out and about the morning of Sunday, November 26th.’
Polly added, ‘A traffic detour will be in place on West bay Road to allow for participants’ safe transitions between disciplines; therefore, we request the public’s patience during the event’s progress. Race officials will be visible on the course and we ask that motorists please slow down to help make the event safe and enjoyable for everyone.’
Race information is available at www.caymantri.com.ky and registration can be done online at www.active.com For more information about volunteering, registration and details in general, please contact the Race Director
Polly Cox at [email protected] or call 927-2714.