The Cayman Islands Triathlon celebrates its 20th anniversary with this year’s race scheduled for 6:45 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 6, from Public Beach.
The triathlon is presented by Cayman First, and a portion of all race proceeds will be donated to Have a Heart Cayman Islands. The charity partners with local and international organizations to subsidize and provide life-saving heart surgeries for children in the Caribbean and around the world.
There are two race distances this year: the sprint distance (750-meter swim, 12.4-mile bike and 3.1-mile run) and the Olympic distance (1,500m swim, 24.8-mile bike and 6.2-mile run). Athletes have the option of participating as an individual or in a two- or three-person team for the Olympic distance.
There is also an option to register as a corporate team.
Trevor Murphy, president of the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association, said in a press release, “The triathlon is our flagship event. All Triathlon Association events – the Tri This Try, the Stroke & Stride and the Duathlon – lead up to this one.
“It is an exciting year for us celebrating 20 years of this sport in Cayman, and we are grateful to all the athletes who take part throughout the year.”
Entry fees are $60 for the Solo Sprint and $80 for the Solo Olympic races. Entry fee for a two-person or three-person Olympic team is $165. Participants must be members of the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association. Membership costs $15 annually and is available at registration. Minimum age is 15 (or 13 for a team swimmer). A parent or guardian must complete the registration form for those under 18. After the race there will be an awards ceremony at Duke’s Seafood & Rib Shack.
This year, there will be some additional awards for ITU-eligible Open Male, Open Female, Junior Male and Junior Female (ages 16 to 19 as of Dec. 31), and IOC-eligible Open Male, Open Female, Junior Male and Junior Female (ages 15 to 18 as of Dec. 31). There will also be a random draw of prizes for athletes and volunteers.
Organizers advised that there will be no in-person registration on race day. Check-in will open at 6 a.m. on race day and participants should allow sufficient time for check-in.