Try-This-Tri is worth a shot

Anyone interested in trying out a mini triathlon gets another chance on the next public holiday, the Queen’s birthday.  

The 2015 Solomon Harris Try-This-Tri takes place at Camana Bay on June 15.  

This event is perfect for all ages and abilities and is a great way to try a triathlon or introduce children to the sport of swim, bike and run.  

The event is free to all participants; donations go to the cycling awareness program, a new initiative being brought into the schools to teach children the importance of road awareness and cycling safety. Participants are encouraged to collect sponsors, and the child who raises the most money for this worthy cause will receive a prize. 

Organized by the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association, the event will be in and around Camana Bay and the Cayman International School site.  

The swim portion is in the Camana Bay pool, great for those who are nervous about an open water swim. Four race distances are on offer, so there is something for every age and ability.  

All children’s courses remain on Camana Bay property, ensuring a safe and controlled environment.  

The adult-only sprint distance race consists of an 800 meter swim, which is 32 lengths of the pool. Then it’s a 12 mile bike, which is two loops of the course from the school to the north end of the new bypass by the Yacht Club, and back. The run is over 3 miles, a two-loop course through the Camana Bay Paseo.  

The super sprint race is a 400m swim, 6 mile bike and 1.5 mile run. 

The junior sprint is a 200m swim, 3 mile bike and 1 mile run. 

The kids tri is a 50m swim, half-mile bike and a half-mile run around the football pitch. 

For the 4 and unders, there is the popular tykes dash run across the football field at the end of the morning. 

There are medals, refreshments and entry into the random prize draw for everyone.  

Helen Chisholm of Solomon Harris said, “There is always a great excited atmosphere at this event, with the emphasis on getting out and having fun with the whole family.” 

Registration and more information can be found at 

Try-This-Tri brings out lots of kids. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD