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Volunteers Needed for 2011 St. Anthony’s Triathlon

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (April 21, 2011) – Approximately 4,000 individuals and 125 relay teams will compete in the 2011 St. Anthony’s Triathlon in downtown St. Petersburg April 29 – May 1. St. Anthony’s Triathlon is recruiting a team of dedicated volunteers to assist these competitors as they swim, bike and run to the finish.

Volunteers can be part of this exciting event by assisting in positions such as athlete check-in, body marking, water stations, course marshals and finish line. Volunteers will receive a commemorative race T-shirt and access to the volunteer hospitality tent.

To volunteer, please visit www.SATriathlon.com and click on the “Volunteer” tab or call (727) 953-9005. After volunteers enter their name, email and some additional information, they can indicate time availability and preferred assignments. Volunteer schedules, directions and parking instructions will be distributed prior to the event.

About St. Anthony’s Triathlon

St. Anthony’s Triathlon, produced by St. Anthony’s Hospital, is now part of the World Triathlon Corporation’s (WTC) new 5150 Triathlon Series. The event will feature about 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 also includes a two-day sports and fitness expo held Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. The Meek & Mighty Triathlon, a short distance race for youths 7-14 and novice adults, will be held Saturday, April 30 at North Shore Pool, 901 North Shore Drive, St. Petersburg.


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 200 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