The St. Anthony’s Triathlon, which has been ranked as the fourth largest triathlon in the country by USA Triathlon, will celebrate its 34th year by kicking off registration on October 3 and giving athletes more time to sign up for the premier multi-sport races held along the beautiful waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg.
“We have heard from many athletes who say that as they are planning their upcoming triathlon calendars, they want to make sure they get St. Anthony’s on their list early,” said Susan Daniels, St. Anthony’s Triathlon manager. “We listened and will now open up registration in October instead of later in the year so that competitors can make plans to participate.”
The St. Anthony’s Triathlon is known for attracting a wide range of professional and amateur athletes including Ironman world champions, Olympic gold medalists and celebrity athletes. More than 3,100 athletes from more than 40 states, the District of Columbia and about 10 countries participated in the events in 2016.
The dates are set for the Triathlon weekend, April 28-30, 2017. “Whether professional or novice, youngster or young at heart, there is an event for every athlete,” Daniels said. Register on Oct. 3 at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/SaintPetersburg/StAnthonys.
St. Anthony’s Triathlon Weekend includes:
- The Olympic-Distance Triathlon, which is known for its outstanding professional field.
- The Meek & Mighty Triathlon, a race for novice adults and children who are just joining the exciting world of triathlon.
- Sprint Triathlon, which made its debut in 2014 and features slightly shorter distances than the Olympic-distance race.
The Olympic distance Triathlon and the Sprint Triathlon will be Sunday, April 30, while the Meek & Mighty Triathlon will be Saturday, April 29.
The 2017 St. Anthony’s Triathlon weekend events and registration fees are:
Friday, April 28 – Saturday, April 29:
Sports and Fitness Expo
Friday: Noon – 6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Free.
Saturday, April 29:
Meek & Mighty Triathlon, North Shore Pool, 901 North Shore Drive
Shorter distance race for youth ages 7 – 14 and novice adults. 7:30 a.m. start time.
Individual registration fee: $45 by Dec. 31, 2016; $55 by March 31, 2017; $65 by April 7, 2017.
Sunday, April 30:
St. Anthony’s Triathlon, North Shore & Vinoy Parks
Olympic-distance race (1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run.) 6:50 a.m. start time
Individual registration fee: $150 by Dec. 31, 2016; $160 by March 31, 2017; $180 by April 7, 2017.
St. Anthony’s Sprint Triathlon, North Shore & Vinoy Parks
(750-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run). Approximately 8:45 a.m. start time
Individual registration fee: $80 by Dec. 31, 2016; $90 by March 31, 2017; $100 by April 7, 2017.
For more details about the events, athletes and fans may visit the St. Anthony’s Triathlon Facebook page: Facebook.com/StAnthonysTriathlon or be part of the conversation using the hashtag, #StAnthonysTri.