19th NOVEMBER 2018
Following on from the highly successful 3rd event in 2015, we will all be heading back to the Caribbean sunshine for the 2016 event! There are three distances to choose from – each with Individual and Relay entry options. Come and join us for an end the season luxury treat and race a triathlon on the beautiful, laid back island of St Lucia. We are expecting competitors to come from all over the world for this exciting event.
NOTE: In St Lucia they Cycle on the left. The roads are good quality asphalt, the course is quite hilly and it will be hot and very humid.
Each distance can be entered as an INDIVIDUAL, or as a RELAY.
(Relays team can be 2 or 3 people covering each discipline)
Prizes will be awarded 1, 2, 3 Male & Female in each Individual race. However, there has to be at least 8 people racing in that category. Relay teams will be 1st place only.
In Memory of Ollie Gobat, there will be the Ollie Gobat (2014) Memorial Award for Special Achievement awarded at prize giving. The criteria for winning is that the person is born in St.Lucia, of any age and that they put in an exceptional performance.
And don’t forget the Children’s events: (please enter online before the day)
For (5- 9yrs) there will be a 100m swim, an 800m bike and an 800m run as their challenge.
For (8- 15yrs) can take part in the aquathlon (swim/ run) – 200m swim and an 800m run.
Special Needs Children Event after Children races finished
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 a past Olympian.
We recommend that you arrive at least five days before the race to aclimatise (its always 30 degrees plus and very humid). Come and enjoy the host of pre event parties together with activities (aquathlon, beach run, open water swim, master classes as well as the Wednesday pre race reception meal) in the week leading up to the main event – 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 hot buffet meal with 10 drinks included and a chance to mix with fellow competitors and Olympians. We’d love you to join us for a spectacular post race celebratory Ocean boat trip to the Pitons on Sunday too.
St Lucia is a very small British 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.
The Atlantic Ocean laps its eastern shore, while the beaches of the west coast owe their beauty to the calm 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.