Registration opens for 8th annual triathlon

The Cayman Islands Triathlon Association invites the community to its 8th Annual Try-This-Tri event on June 26. Taking place at Tiki Beach, the triathlon will host a variety of distances for swimmers, runners, cyclist and triathletes of all levels.

The Adult Sprint Triathlon will begin at 6:30 a.m. with an 800m swim, 12-mile bike and 3-mile run. The Super Sprint for both adults and children starts at 8 a.m. with a 400m-swim, 6-mile bike, and 1.5-mile run, followed by the Junior Sprint at 9 a.m., and 200m-swim, 3-mile bike and 1-mile run.

As for the Kids Triathlon, children over 5 will engage in a 50m swim, half-mile bike and one-fifth-mile run beginning at 9:45 a.m.

The last event of the day will be the Little Tykes Dash across the sand, for kids age 4 under.

The swim itself will take place parallel to the shore in shallow water. A team of volunteers will also be on hand to assist every step of the way.

After completing the water course, participants will then head out on the bike and run course. Adults will be using the bypass, and participants under 18 will be riding and running on the old West Bay Road with limited traffic.

A duathlon option will be available for non-swimmers, or those not yet ready for the open water.

“Participants are under no obligation to finish the course. We simply want to encourage everyone to come out to Tiki Beach, Try This Tri and enjoy,” said Claire Griffin, event coordinator.

Try This Tri is free for children. Adults must become a member of the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association to participate, which costs $15 per year, and covers insurance for the race.

Registration for Try This Tri is now open. Participants can register in person on June 25 at Café del Sol, Camana Bay from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. or online

For more information, contact Lisa Bodden at 938-1086.

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