BoneIslandTri to debut January 12, 2013
Key West, F.L. – Event organizers announce today a new triathlon to take place in the Florida Keys on January 12, 2013. BoneIslandTri will consist of both full and half distance triathlons starting and finishing in the world renowned destination community of Key West.
“This is a dream come true as we have been working on creating this event for a long time,” said Richard Langdon, BoneIslandTri Founder. “I grew up in the lower Keys and as a triathlete I know this venue will provide one of the most unique, challenging and beautiful venues in the world. Add to that the hospitality and support our participants and spectators will receive from the community of Key West and this will be a “must do” event for triathletes.”
The community of Key West is a vibrant area made up of a diverse population known worldwide for its hospitality and tourism. It is also an area rich in history which plays a role in the unique branding aspects of the event. BoneIslandTri earns its name from the first explorers who came to
Key West and found bones littering the beaches. The bones were from century-old wars between the native Calusa and Carib Indians. Thus, the explorers named the area Cayo Hueso, translated to the Isle of Bones or Bone Island.
Both the 140.6 and 70.3 mile courses allow participants to experience many historic and internationally famous locations in and around Key West. The swim will be point-to-point in the clear waters off the coast of Key West. The bike will take athletes off Key West via A1A / US 1 and several quiet off-shoot roads, through the Lower Keys, to the turn-around on Sugarloaf Key.
Participants will finish their quest with a run that is flat and fast skirting the coast of the island with scenic waterfront vistas while experiencing historical sites.
“This will be considered one of the great triathlon courses in the world that participants and spectators will embrace from start to finish,” said Jeremey Davis, BoneIslandTri race director. “It offers everything from crystal clear, wetsuit friendly waters, a flat and fast bike course and a run
course that is completely contained on Key West, finishing on the world famous Duval Street.”
Davis, a senior race director for Set Up Events, also directs the very popular PPD Beach2Battleship Iron and Half Iron triathlons in Wilmington, NC. Davis and Set Up Events will handle all production aspects of BoneIslandTri.
BoneIslandTri will support the area by raising charitable funds and awareness for the Florida Keys Unit of the American Cancer Society. For more information please visit www.cancer.org.
BoneIslandTri registration information and additional event details are available at www.boneislandtri.com.