On the heels of the Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Pete Half-Marathon—which blasted through St. Pete earlier this month—comes the Land Rover TriRock Series, a triathlon created by the organizers of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series.
That event, which will be this year’s series finale, is scheduled for November 9-11 in Clearwater. A free health and fitness expo in Pier 60 park on Friday and Saturday will precede Sunday’s race.
The series bills itself as “a race experience like no other” and adds several upbeat twists to the usual triathlon route, including Swim Buddies for the swim portion, bands all along the race course and a post-race party with a concert on the sand. Those who cross the Red Carpet Finish Line can grab free refreshments and breakfast.
TriRock will include both an Olympic distance (5150) for the more experienced athlete and a sprint course. Competitors will experience a swim in the water off Clearwater Beach and a scenic course highlighted by the Memorial Causeway Bridge and a trip down Gulf Blvd.
Sports Commissioner Kevin Smith says welcoming TriRock to the St. Pete/Clearwater area was easy. “The City of Clearwater has accommodated a number of triathlon events in the past, so it was a natural fit,” says Smith, who points out that the new concept in triathlons comes at a nice time of the year for St. Pete/Clearwater and gives local bands a chance to perform.
For more on the event, visit http://trirock.competitor.com/trirock-clearwater/.
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