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Run, Ride and Get Wet: Third Annual Triathlon Coming Up in November

Oct. 19, 2007 — Athletes from around the world will race, bike and swim for a top prize of $10,000 at the third annual Caribbean Classic Triathlon, coming up Nov. 18 at the Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix.
The race will take place on the grounds of the 340-acre resort, which boasts three separate beaches and a golf course. The race consists of a 1,641-yard swim from Mermaid Beach, followed by a 25-mile bike race along a scenic loop and a 6.2-mile run through the hotels' jogging trails.
The competition is open to professional and amateur athletes — V.I. residents and visitors alike — and includes fun pre- and post-race functions for registered participants, including a welcome reception, an awards ceremony and lunch. At stake are cash prizes for overall male and female winners, as well as winners in each age group, with a $10,000 pro purse and $5,000 in cash for Caribbean competitors.
Spectators will find plenty of places to enjoy the fast-paced action on The Buccaneer’s lush property. And in celebration of the occasion, the hotel will offer a 25-percent discount for guests participating in the race, with special rates beginning at $200 per night, including breakfast.
For more information about the Caribbean Classic Triathlon, call Tom Guthrie of Project St. Croix at (340) 773-8456 or visit stcroixtriathlon.com.
For information about the U.S. Virgin Islands, visit usvitourism.vi. When traveling to the territory, U.S. citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel, including online and curbside check-in — making travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands easier than ever. As a U.S. territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not require a passport from U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the U.S. mainland. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but U.S. citizens.
Last year, the Buccaneer Hotel gained the unique distinction of being the first V.I. Hotel listed in the National Trust Historic Hotels of America (NTHHA), an organization established in 1989 to identify hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architecture and ambiance.
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Oct. 19, 2007 -- Athletes from around the world will race, bike and swim for a top prize of $10,000 at the third annual Caribbean Classic Triathlon, coming up Nov. 18 at the Buccaneer Hotel on St. Croix.
The race will take place on the grounds of the 340-acre resort, which boasts three separate beaches and a golf course. The race consists of a 1,641-yard swim from Mermaid Beach, followed by a 25-mile bike race along a scenic loop and a 6.2-mile run through the hotels' jogging trails.
The competition is open to professional and amateur athletes -- V.I. residents and visitors alike -- and includes fun pre- and post-race functions for registered participants, including a welcome reception, an awards ceremony and lunch. At stake are cash prizes for overall male and female winners, as well as winners in each age group, with a $10,000 pro purse and $5,000 in cash for Caribbean competitors.
Spectators will find plenty of places to enjoy the fast-paced action on The Buccaneer’s lush property. And in celebration of the occasion, the hotel will offer a 25-percent discount for guests participating in the race, with special rates beginning at $200 per night, including breakfast.
For more information about the Caribbean Classic Triathlon, call Tom Guthrie of Project St. Croix at (340) 773-8456 or visit stcroixtriathlon.com.
For information about the U.S. Virgin Islands, visit usvitourism.vi. When traveling to the territory, U.S. citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel, including online and curbside check-in -- making travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands easier than ever. As a U.S. territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not require a passport from U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the U.S. mainland. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but U.S. citizens.
Last year, the Buccaneer Hotel gained the unique distinction of being the first V.I. Hotel listed in the National Trust Historic Hotels of America (NTHHA), an organization established in 1989 to identify hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architecture and ambiance.
Back Talk Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.