Sprint Distance Triathlon This Sunday


Guam – Fresh off of a very successful super sprint triathlon event that attracted over 130 triathletes, the Guam Triathlon Federation (“GTF”) will be hosting the first of two sprint distance triathlon events this Sunday at Hoover Park (former USO) in Piti.  The race will more than double the distance of the super sprint race as participants will be challenged with a 750 meter open ocean swim, 20k bike and 5k run in the Port Authority of Guam vicinity.

GTF President Mark Cruz encourages all of the super sprint newcomers to step up to the sprint distance challenge.

“Now that you have experienced a triathlon, the only difference now is to push yourself to stay out there a little longer,” Cruz said, “the sprint will be your next challenge.”

Due to the slightly longer distance, relay teams and soloists are eligible to register for the sprint race series.  Interested participants can pick up and turn in race registration forms at Hornet Sports, or download them via triathlonguam.com.  

Single race registration fees for soloists are $20 (non-GTF members) and $10 (GTF members/students 17 and under), with a discounted series entry registration fee of $35 (non-GTF members) and $15 (GTF members/students 17 and under). 

Relay team registration fees are $30 for the single race and $45 for the series.  The relay team must consist of at least two participants sharing the swimming, cycling and running leg.  Participants are encouraged to register by Saturday, 5:00pm at Hornet Sports, but race day registration will be allowed.

Show time is 6:00am and go time is 7:00am.  The second race will be held Sunday, February 19th.

Information from a press release.