Boston’s Only Triathlon Takes Place July 27-28, 2019
BOSTON – July 9, 2019 – Just a two-hour flight from Bermuda, Boston is one of the primary markets for visitors to Bermuda. With this in mind, the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) , the official destination marketing organization for the island, has signed on as the tourism partner for the 2019 Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon.
Scheduled for July 27-28, 2019, the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon brings together athletes of all ages and abilities to compete at the South Boston waterfront. Participants from around the USA and abroad are expected to compete in Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons, the Boston Corporate Cup competition, and Kids Day on Saturday July 27th.
The Olympic and Sprint distance competitions combine a swim at Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Carson Beach, a bike ride on DCR William Day Boulevard and a beautiful run along the South Boston waterfront. Additional information is available at BostonTri.com.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bermuda Tourism Authority to the Boston Triathlon family of partners,” said Michael O’Neil, president of the Boston Triathlon. “The Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon draws athletes of all abilities from all over the world, aligning with Bermuda Tourism Authority’s goal of marketing the Island as a leading luxury travel destination. It’s a perfect partnership and we look forward to having them on board.”
Bermuda has a significant history of hosting a diverse range of world class sporting events including marathons, triathlons, open water swimming challenges and the world’s most famous sailing regatta, the America’s Cup. For the past three years, Bermuda has hosted an ITU World Triathlon Series event, which will take place again on April 18, 2020. In 2021, the Island will host the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final.
“Events such as the Boston Triathlon help us to shine a spotlight on Bermuda, leading to positive impacts on tourism,” said Kevin Dallas, CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority. “We want everyone to know that Bermuda is a perfect destination for endurance sports, with perfect race temperatures and crystal clear waters. We look forward to welcoming many of Boston’s athletes and their friends and family to Bermuda for the ITU World Triathlon event in 2020.
About Boston Triathlon
The Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon is the only triathlon to take place in the City of Boston. The race draws athletes from all around the world, the country, the state and the city of Boston. Each summer, athletes descend on the South Boston waterfront for two days of racing. Now in its 11th year, the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon is a fixture in the community, with Olympic and sprint distance triathlons, the Boston Corporate Cup competition and an all-ages Kids Day. The race is produced by ethos, a mass participation event organization created to bring athletes together through challenging and unique sporting events. ethos also produces the Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport, Maine. For more information about the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon or to register, visit www.BostonTri.com
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