This year’s Steamboat Classic Triathlon will be held at 9 a.m. on April 28, starting at the Central Municipal Pool. Yearly, about 200 participants between the ages of 15-80 come from Cape Girardeau and around the country to compete in the triathlon.
“Many of them are repeat participants, but the sport of triathlon is growing very quickly so we always see new faces,” Patrick Watson, Aquatic Supervisor said.
Competitors will begin by swimming 450 meters in the Olympic-sized Central Municipal Pool. After swimming, the triathletes will bike for 15.5 miles and run for 5 more miles.
“The triathlon can take athletes anywhere from one hour and fifteen minutes all the way to three hours to complete. It simply depends on the athlete,” Watson said. “Some just do this as a speed workout for a bigger race, others plan exclusively for this and train accordingly.”
Triathlon competition divisions include men, women and coed with a variety of age groups in each division from youth to masters. Competitors may register individually or as a team. Teams typically have 3 people splitting the triathlon segments.
Trophies will be awarded to the top five individuals or groups in each age category, and a special prize is given to the top three overall winners. A post-race lunch will be provided for participants.
Individual registration before April 12 is $45. Late individual registration from April 13-25 is $55, and day-of-race registration on April 26-28 is $60.
Team registration before April 12 is $55. Late team registration from April 13-25 is $65, and day-of-race registration on April 26-28 is $75.
For more information, contact Patrick Watson at 573-339-6340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.