St Anthony’s Triathlon Announces Return for 2021
21 Apr, 2021
Registration for the 2021 St Anthony’s Triathlon has begun, with the 38th annual race weekend scheduled to take place on April 23-25, 2021. Events include the Olympic, Sprint and Meek & Mighty triathlons.
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s triathlon was cancelled. For 2021, the organizers are ‘working to provide a safe environment for all participants, spectators, volunteers and sponsors.’
“Our main priority has always been to stage an exciting race for athletes, from professionals to weekend warriors to those just getting started in the sport of triathlon,” said St Anthony’s Hospital President Scott Smith. “While we want to maintain that, we also want to present a safe and healthy race atmosphere. Our goal is to have an in-person race in 2021. But it all depends on how well the pandemic is under control.”
Patrick McGee, Triathlon Manager and Race Director, said “We are grateful to all of our athletes, volunteers and sponsors for their patience and continued support as we work to provide a safe environment for them. We will be looking to other races that have successfully been staged to gather their best practices as we move forward.”
Ranked as the fourth largest triathlon in the country by USA Triathlon, the three-day St Anthony’s Triathlon Weekend includes:
- Olympic-Distance Triathlon, set for Sunday, April 25
- Sprint Triathlon, also on April 25
- The Meek & Mighty Triathlon, on Saturday, April 24, a race for novice adults and children who are new to the sport of triathlon
- There also are relay team options in the Olympic-distance and Sprint races
The weekend includes the St Anthony’s Triathlon Sports & Fitness Expo, a showcase of the latest equipment for multisport athletes, workshops for athletes to prepare for the races, and information tables featuring various St Anthony’s Hospital and BayCare services.