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St. Anthony’s Triathlon Registration Nearing Capacity

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla, (March 17, 2011) – Registration will close soon as the St. Anthony’s Hospital Triathlon, one of the premier multi-sport events in the United States, is nearing capacity. Thousands of athletes are set to converge on downtown St. Petersburg for the exciting race weekend, April 29-May 1, 2011.

The race, which is now part of the World Triathlon Corp. (WTC)’s new 5150 Triathlon Series, will feature 4,000 individual triathletes and 125 relay teams competing on Sunday, May 1. Additionally, a world-class professional field will compete for a prize purse of more than $65,000. The 5150 Series will be the largest international distance triathlon series in the world and will be the first non-drafting international race series of its kind.

The three-day event weekend includes a sports and fitness expo, the Meek & Mighty Triathlon, a short distance race for youths ages 7-14 and novice adults held Saturday, April 30, and St. Anthony’s Triathlon. To register for one of the few remaining slots for the 2011 St. Anthony’s or the Meek & Mighty triathlons, visit: SATriathlon.com or call (727) 953-9005.

St. Anthony’s Triathlon is known for its scenic course along the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront and for attracting high caliber competition from around the world.

About St. Anthony's Hospital
St. Anthony's Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and is the first and only faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. In 1997, St. Anthony's became part of BayCare Health System, a joint operating agreement between the Tampa Bay area's leading not-for-profit hospitals. St. Anthony's has a rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient's lifetime. With more than 195 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.
BayCare's family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony's, St. Joseph's, St. Joseph's Children's, St. Joseph's Hospital-North, St. Joseph's Women's, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.

Contacts: Beth Hardy, (727) 298-6199 Phone;
(727) 402-8113 Pager
Sherry Robinson, (727) 825-1445 Phone;
(727) 257-7052 Pager