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St. Anthony’s Triathlon Registration Nears Capacity

Registration Set to Close Sunday, April 15

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla, (April 12, 2012) – With registration nearing capacity in the St. Anthony’s Triathlon, now is the time to sign up for one of the premier multi-sport events in the United States. Thousands of athletes are set to converge on downtown St. Petersburg for the exciting race weekend, April 27-29, 2012. Registration is set to close Sunday, April 15.

The race, which USA Triathlon ranks as the fourth largest triathlon in the United States, will feature 3,500 individual triathletes and 125 relay teams competing on Sunday, April 29. The pro field for this year’s Triathlon is among the strongest to date with more than 80 professionals on tap to participate. Both male and female 2011 champions will return to compete for a prize purse of more than $65,000. The Triathlon is part of the World Triathlon Corporation’s 5150 Series, the largest international distance triathlon series in the world.

This year’s race will feature a new location for the swim start behind North Shore Park, 1201 North Shore Drive. The swim course will be 1.5K or .93 miles. The bike and run portions of the race and the transition areas will remain the same, at 40K and 10K, respectively.

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 27; and the St. Anthony’s Triathlon. To register for one of the few remaining slots for the 2012 St. Anthony’s or the Meek & Mighty triathlons, visit: www.SATriathlon.com or call (727) 953-9005.

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 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.

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