DISTANCES - Each distance can be entered as an INDIVIDUAL or as a RELAY
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
ENTRY DEADLINE: 9PM THURSDAY 20th NOVEMBER 2014 (OR EARLIER IF FULL)
Following on from a successful inaugral event in 2013, we are heading back to the Caribbean! There are three distances to choose from - each with Individual and Relay entries. 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.
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 is in the Caribbean Sea! A breathtaking scenic route with plenty of hills and partially closed roads will set the stage for healthy competition between the Caribbean Islands and the rest of the world.
Arrive at least five days early for a host of pre event parties together with activities (Aquathlon, Beach Run, Open Water Swim, Master Classes with Olympians as well as a pre race welcome party) 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.
Leading Caribbean specialist Caribtours will, if required, create a bespoke travel and hotel accommodation package exclusively for you and travelling friends. Within the package you will have entry into the triathlon as well as the activities and social events. The package price also includes free bike carriage on the plane. Caribtours will talk you through the whole process.
Single people are especially welcome and there will be numerous social activities planned.
Furthermore a number of celebrities will be joining us in St. Lucia together with British Olympic legend Daley Thompson ( 2 Olympic Gold medals in Decathlon) and Steve Cram (Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth medalist).
One of the stated aims of the event is to support and grow triathlon in the Caribbean especially in St Lucia.
Read the City A.M. article about the triathlon HERE
Read the Triathlete's World article about the triathlon HERE
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 TRIATHLON COURSE MAPS - CLICK TO ENLARGE
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 course will be arrowed and marshaled and the road surfaces are well maintained asphalt. The run course is a flat out and back loop to the old Fort on Pigeon island.
The Landings St. Lucia is the official race hotel and Head Quarters, the swim start and the transition area will be on the hotel beach. There are a number of fantastic hotels in the area, all of high quality and a variety to suit all budgets. Flights go out every day to St. Lucia, so a bespoke travel and hotel accommodation package can be put together for you through our travel company, Caribtours. They will tailor a once in a life time package to suit your individual circumstances and budget.
All prices are based on double occupancy; prices for single occupancy available on request. Prices quoted can go up or down depending on airfare or hotel cost changes - please call us for latest prices and availability.
Official St. Lucia Transfer agent (for entrants with independent flight bookings, mention if transfer includes a bike):
8:00am- swim Master class Landings Beach.
8.45am- run master class, Landings Lawn (next to beach/transition area) (free to race entrants)
3:00pm - 4:30pm: Help & Registration desk, The Landings reception area, open
5:00pm- Group Fun Run 4.5km, meet outside Landings Entrance. finish on the Beach. (free to enter)
7:30pm - Pre-Race Reception Meal at Cap Maison. Meet the team, fellow athletes, local triathletes. (due to limited numbers, tickets needed in advance) venue confirmed as Cap Maison.
8:00am- Aquathlon (500m swim/3km run) (free to enter),
8:45am- swim Master class Landings Beach.
9.15am- run master class, Landings Lawn (next to beach/transition area) (free to race entrants)
5:00pm - 7:00pm Help & Registration desk, The Landings reception area, open
7.30pm - 8.30pm Daley Thompson and Steve Cram: Meet 2 OLYMPIC Athletes for a Q&A evening. (FREE) MC Sports journalist and commentator Terry Finesterre, BAY GARDENS.
8:00am- 2km Sea Swim, (free to enter)
Help & Registration desk on the beach 7:15am to 7:45am,
8:45am - swim Master class Landings Beach. (free to race entrants)
9.15am - run master class, Landings Lawn (next to beach) (transition area) (free to race entrants)
5:00pm - 7:00pm - Help & Registration desk, The Landings reception area, open.
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Competitior Q&A briefing, The Landings reception area.
22nd Saturday (Provisional Start times. They will be confirmed once all entrants are registered)
WE WILL START ON TIME
7:30am The Triathlons – Black Beards Revenge
Help & Registration desk, next to Transition area, open 5:30am - 7:00am.
7:40am - The Dagger: 200m Swim, 6.6km Bike, 2.5km Run*
8:00am - The Pistol: 750m Swim, 13.2km Bike, 5km Run *
8:00am - The Cutlass: 1500m Swim, 26.4km Bike, 10km Run*
11:00am - Children's Triathlon (5-9 years): 100m Swim, 800m Bike, 800m Run
11:30am - Children's Aquathlon (8-15 years): 200m Swim, 800m Run
11:45am - Childrens (From local Special Needs school) event 100m swim/400m run/wheelchair push
Saturday prize giving with the local dignitaries and then the post race BBQ including beach party, drinks and food from 3:00pm till late…..! (tickets needed for food and drink, tickets can be purchased at registration or online before the day)
* In Memory of Ollie Gobat, there will be the Ollie Gobat (2014) Memorial award for Special Achievement awarded at prize giving. This cup should be returned every year, the winner will be the holder for a year.
The criteria for winning is that the person is born in St.Lucia, of any age and that they put in an exceptional performance.
The Judges decision on the day will be final.
10:30am - A day long Ocean Boat Trip on a Catamaran to a World Heritage site - The Pitons. Leaves from THE LANDINGS. A fabulous trip not to be missed, food, drink and transfers provided. this is a special triathlon charter for Crew, athletes and invited guests, A Great chance to socialise after your race ($120 tickets can be purchased at registration or online before the day)
Individual - Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2014
Relay - Minimum Age 12 at 31 December, 2014 for any SWIM distance and the 2.5km or 5km RUN distances. Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2014 for any BIKE distance and 10km or 15km RUN distances.