Plans are under way for the upcoming Keep Gulfport Weird Mini Triathlon scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, the same day as the Tangerine Blues Fest. This route connects the 49th St. Redevelopment District with the Waterfront area. The course will incorporate in order, a 1 mile run, 3 mile bike and 1/4 mile swim. The run will begin at the church parking lot of 5424 Gulfport Blvd. S., then, bike around the Clymer Park Greenways to Shore Blvd. S., to finish with a swim along the beach from Shelter # 7 to the Gulfport Casino.
Wondering what exactly to expect? Check out our photo gallery from the first annual event, "Early Risers Compete in "Keep Gulfport Weird" Mini-Triathlon."
The race is designed to be short enough to invite participation from most ages and fitness levels, whether individually or in teams, and is intended to be simply for fun. The competitive component is not the priority, but rather the gathering of community in the spirit of having fun and getting outdoors. Anyone who wants to participate, all or in part, is welcome to do so.
If you would like to participate as a volunteer, you are key for the success of this event. Business sponsors are also welcomed in donating gift certificates towards prize give aways after the triathlon. If you would like to volunteer or if your business is interested in participating, please contact Gail Biron at 727-893-1118.
This year, everyone that registers gets a cool lime green t-shirt with the new logo.
Registration is $10 per person.To get a registration, stop by Gulfport City Hall at 2401 53rd St. S. or get your registration online at Keep Gulfport Weird Triathlon. (We have also attached the form on this article!)
All Registration forms must be turned in by 9/21/12 to complete shirt order. No t-shirts will be available if you register the day of the event. Get in on the fun, then more at Tangerine Blues Fest!
Special thanks to the City of Gulfport for sharing this information in their weekly newsletter. You can sign up for the City's weekly newsletter on their website.