Event organiser Human Race has created an end of season luxury treat with the St Lucia Triathlon on the beautiful, laid back Caribbean island. The confirmed date is Saturday 23 November.
Human Race, who organise the Windsor Triathlon and the Ballbuster amongst many more, are expecting over 500 competitors to come from all over the world for this inaugural event.
The plan is to have a number of event parties together with activities in the week leading up to the main event – the triathlon on the Saturday, so make a holiday out of it and bring your partner/ family or come on your own. Single people are especially welcome and there will be numerous social activities planned.
Within the package you will have entry into the triathlon and a number of other events; a Beach 2k Swim, Beach 5k Run and an Aquathlon (Swim/Run). Also included in the package price are a number of island receptions including a Pre-Race Reception Party, Ocean Boat trip, Post Event BBQ and a spectacular Prize Giving on the beach for all competitors. The package price also includes an airport transfer and free bike carriage on the plane.
One of its stated aims is to support and grow triathlon in the Caribbean especially in St Lucia.
The swim will be in the beautiful clear waters of Pigeon Island Bay, the sea temperature is expected to be around 27°C so don’t bring your wetsuit (only bring your suntan lotion). Conditions will be very hot and humid.
St Lucia is a hilly volcanic island and we’ve designed a course, which has some tough climbs on a multi lap course. Expect a challenging, hot bike ride, hence the shorter than normal distance rides. The run course is a flat out and back loop to the old Fort on Pigeon island.
Furthermore a number of celebrities will be in St Lucia together with British Olympic legend Daley Thompson (double Olympic gold medalist in decathlon) who is a Human Race ambassador for the event. Daley says “This has all the elements of being an unbelievable event week. I’ll be out there with some of my friends and we intend to have a great time”
John Lunt said: “I’ve been to the island and its perfect for an unforgettable triathlon. Beautiful warm seas, a tough bike and a hot run, what more could you want?!”
To find out more about the event go to: www.humanrace.co.uk/stlucia