A Stand Up Paddleboard category will be added to this year’s race.
Brush off that bike, break out the wd40 and start getting ready for the 15th Annual Love City Triathlon on Sunday morning, August 31, beginning at 7 a.m.
Don’t have a bike? Then sign up for the Auqathon, no bike required. Have a paddle board? Then sign up for the new event, the Supathon. Not up to doing three sports at one time, but still want to race? Then form a team, but relays are allowed only in the Triathlon.
The Triathlon will feature a half-mile swim followed by a 14-mile hilly bicycle ride and a four mile run. There are individual and relay categories for the Triathlon.
The Aquathon will feature a half-mile swim followed by a four mile run. There are no relay teams allowed in the Aquathon.
The Supathon will feature a half-mile swim, followed by about four miles of stand up paddle and a four mile run. There are no relay teams allowed in the Supathon.
All events will be staged at Maho Bay. All athletes swimming will do the same half-mile swim. It is a two-lap course in the calm waters of Maho Bay. The bike course runs up North Shore Road to Cruz Bay, then along Centerline Road, to the Colombo stand and down Kings Hill Road to finish at Maho Bay.
The paddle board course will be a two lap course leaving from Maho Bay and going to Cinnamon Bay, around the Cay and back to Maho Bay. All athletes will do the same challenging four-mile course with the stairs included at Annaberg and back to Maho Bay.
Triathletes and Aquathoners will pay a $40 entry fee. They will get a T-shirt, a finisher’s award, support on the course, a beach picnic, awards five deep, and a pat on the back from the race director.
Triathletes will also be included in the coveted Inter-Island Award. Each island having three triathletes can enter and teams must have a female member to be eligible. The three fastest times added will win.
Helmets are a must for everyone on bicycles.
Relay teams will pay a $35 entry fee per person. They will get a T-shirt, a finisher’s award, support on the course, a beach picnic, awards three deep, and a pat on the back from the race directors.
Supathoners will pay a $40 entry fee. They will get a T-shirt, a finisher’s award, support on the course, a beach picnic, awards two deep, and the pride of trying something new in the Virgin Islands. Leashes or PFDs a must for everyone on a stand up paddle board.
Don’t have a board? Don’t worry. Rent one from Arawak Expeditions and take advantage of a special rate for event participants. A race rental fee of $25 will include the board, paddle and PFD. Participants need to call Arawak Expeditions directly at (340) 693-8312 or 1-800-238-8687 to reserve and pay or reserve/pay online at www.arawakexp.com/reserve-your-rental/
Arawak Expeditions will deliver the boards to Maho Bay on the morning of the race.
How cool is that! So, no excuses. Reserve one right away, quantities are limited.
Registration is available online at www.lovecity-tri.com. There will be no registration the day of the race. Only 100 participants will be allowed to compete.
There is a mandatory race check in and pre-race meeting at the Tap Room on Saturday, August 30, from 4 to 6 p.m.
For more information contact Jason Kuczek at (340) 344-9187 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.