The 2014 St Lucia Triathlon
The 2014 St Lucia Triathlon
The Event November 22ndFollowing on from the highly successful inaugural event in 2013, we are heading back to the Caribbean! There are four distances to choose from - each with Individual and relay entry options. Come and join us for an end of season luxury treat combined with racing a triathlon on the beautiful, laid back island of St Lucia. If last year is anything to go by then we should be expecting competitors to come from all over the world for this exciting event.
The Dagger 200m Swim, 6.6km Bike, 2.5km Run
The Pistol 750m Swim, 13.2km Bike, 5km Run
The Cutlass 1500m Swim, 26.4km Bike, 10km Run
The Musket 2250m Swim, 39.6km Bike, 15km Run
Each distance can be entered as an INDIVIDUAL, or as a RELAY.
NEW FOR 2014! The Musket - A fourth distance for the longer distance triathlete.
A breathtaking scenic route with plenty of tough hills and partially closed roads will set the stage for healthy competition between the Caribbean Islands and the rest of the world.
A number of celebrities will be joining us in St Lucia together with British Olympic legend Daley Thompson (2 Olympic Gold medals in the Decathlon). There will also be a number of master classes in the run up to race day, each one led by past Olympians Steve Cram & Sharron Davies.
We recommend that you arrive at least five days before the race to aclimatise and enjoy the pre event social events, together with activities (aquathlon, beach run, open water swim, master classes as well as a pre race party) leading up to the triathlon, so make a holiday out of the event and bring your partner/ family or come on your own. A well earned post race party can be added to your entry - a five star hot buffet meal with 10 drinks included and a chance to mix with fellow competitors, Islanders and Olympians. We'd love you to join us for a spectacular post race celebration Ocean boat trip to the Pitons on Sunday too.
St Lucia is a very small Caribbean Island, set in a lush tropical rain forest and remains very unspoilt. It's one of the Windward Islands, and it is located midway down the Eastern Caribbean chain, between Martinique and St. Vincent and north of Barbados. St Lucia is only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide and is a member of the British Commonwealth.
The Atlantic Ocean laps its eastern shore, while the beaches of the west coast owe their beauty to the calmer Caribbean. The triathlon swim is in the Caribbean Sea!
One of the stated aims of the event is to support and grow triathlon in the Caribbean especially in St Lucia. The organising team visit local schools to promote triathlon and encourage the children to get into sport. We encourage athletes to bring out no-longer used triathlon t-shirts to give to the local athletes and volunteers, This went down really well last year, please bring to the race registration.