Stroke and Stride has included a prize offer

The Cayman Islands Triathlon Association holds the first of its Stroke and Stride Series this afternoon.

There will be two more on consecutive Wednesdays, all from Sunset House and starting at 5.45pm sharp.

Depending on what swim competitors want to do they are 400, 600 or 800 metres long. The run is two miles for each race.

Registration is from 5.15pm today at Sunset House. Donations for each race is $10 or $25 for all three races.

Ogier is the sponsor of this series. Ogier’s Denise Gower said: ‘This is an exciting event for us, as after polling all of our staff last year, we discovered that by far the favourite sports of Ogier staff were running and swimming. We are expecting a great turn out!

Organiser Larry Walters said: ‘Teams are encouraged in addition to individual competitors. If you do not have a team and want to compete, a match may still be possible at registration.

He added: ‘Although the Stroke & Stride is no newcomer to Cayman’s annual sporting calendar, this year we are planning something extra.

‘Part of Ogier’s corporate responsibility programme includes a committee dedicated to Child and Family Welfare. It has chosen to focus on providing both time and financial support to two well-known Cayman charities: the Cayman Hospice Care and the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.’

Gower said: ‘The Cayman Islands Triathlon Association has been generous in the past with supporting local charities and this year is no different, in that a percentage of entry fees will be donated to Ogier’s chosen two, but as sponsors this year, we wanted to step it up a notch.

‘The Ogier Stroke & Stride is issuing a Charity Challenge to all competitors: raise the most money in pledges and walk away with two tickets to Miami on Cayman Airways.

This event is family friendly with participants from ages 13 and up encouraged to participate, but please, if your youngster is less than 16 years of age, please plan on being in attendance to show support!’