Bermuda To Host Carifta Triathlon This Month

September 9, 2022

Carifta Triathlon & Aquathon Bermuda 2022[Written by Stephen Wright]

Bermuda will host the Carifta Triathlon, Aquathlon and Mixed Relay Championships at Clearwater Beach later this month.

More than 100 athletes will participate in the event, which will be held for the first time in Bermuda from September 24 to 25.

Male and female athletes will compete in 11-12, 13-15, 16-19 and 20-21 age groups, with draft legal triathlon events taking place on the opening day and Aquathlon [Swim/Run] and Mixed Team Relay held on the final day.

Teams from Bermuda, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago will compete in the competition.

Sharon Hammond, president of the Bermuda Triathlon Association, said: “After a two-year hiatus, we are delighted to welcome junior athletes from across the region to Bermuda.

“At the very place where Flora Duffy raced in her first triathlon, we hope that a new generation of young triathletes will be inspired by their experience on the island.

“This promises to be an exciting weekend of racing, and we hope that the local community come out to support and cheer on the teams.”

Ian Pilgrim, the race director, is looking forward to the event.

“Clearwater Beach is the perfect location for triathlon and aquathlon,” he said. “It is a challenging course with some hills on both the bike and the run sections, which should break up the field and really showcase the upcoming stars of the sport.

“We are extremely grateful to the Bermuda Government and Bermuda Tourism Authority for their support, as well as our other sponsors – CG Insurance, Ed Broking and Conyers, all of whom have enabled us to host Carifta. We look forward to a safe yet competitive Championship.”

Bermuda Tourism Authority’s director of global sales and Business Development, Hazel Clark said: “We are delighted to support the Carifta Triathlon and Aquathlon.

“We know how important sporting events are to Bermuda’s tourism and just how much Bermudians enjoy them. For this reason, I am extremely excited to have another Carifta event coming to our shores.

“The competition taking place at Clearwater Beach will be as picturesque as it is competitive. We truly are looking forward to playing host to the regional event.”

Schedule of Events

Session 1, Saturday, September 24

Age Group Distances

  • Event 1 – Triathlon [Sprint 750m swim/20K bike/5K run]
  • 8.30 am
  • 20-21 Males and Females
  • 16-19 Males and Females
  • Event 2 – Triathlon [Super Sprint – 375m swim/10k bike/2.5K run
  • 10 am
  • 13-15 Males and Females Super Sprint
  • Event 3 – Triathlon [200m swim/7.5k bike/1.5K run]
  • 10.45 am
  • 11-12 Males and Females

Session 2, Sunday, September 25

Age Group Distances

  • Event 4 – Aquathlon [1,000m swim/5K run]
  • 8 am
  • 20-21 Males and Females
  • 16-19 Males and Females
  • Event 5 – Aquathlon [500m swim/2.5K run]
  • 9 am
  • 13-15 Males and Females
  • Event 6 – Aquathlon [250m swim/1.5K run]
  • 9.30 am start
  • 11-12 Males and Females
  • Event 7 – Mixed Team Relay Triathlon [200m swim/5K bike/1K run]
  • 11.30 am
  • 11-12, 13-15, 16-19 and 20-21

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