Ongoing Initiative Designed to Encourage Young Athlete Participation
BOSTON – ethos, the mass participation event organization created to bring athletes together through challenging and unique sporting events, is once again reinforcing its commitment to young athletes. Continuing an initiative designed to encourage participation of young athletes in multi-sports, ethos will once again offering athletes under the age of 23 reduced registration fees for the upcoming 2019 Lobsterman Triathlon.
The Lobsterman Triathlon is known across the United States for its stunning course, and its one-of-a-kind authentic Maine lobster bake. The 16th annual Olympic distance race will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Winslow Park in Freeport, ME. This signature Maine experience draws sell-out crowds from six countries and more than 40 states each year. Registration is available at www.lobstermantri.com.
ethos first reduced entry fees for both the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon and the Lobsterman Triathlon in 2017. Entry fees were permanently reduced by 50% off the final registration price for athletes under the age of 23.
“Over the past two years, we’ve seen an increased number of U23 athletes competing in both the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon and the Lobsterman Triathlon,” said Michael O’Neil, president of ethos. “This reinforces our belief that high registration fees are a barrier to participation for many younger athletes. We are committed to finding ways to encourage the next generation of athletes in this sport.”
The equipment necessary to compete in triathlon coupled with expensive race entrance fees, creates an additional challenge for younger athletes. For high school athletes, college athletes and those just starting out in their careers, this cost can quickly become a barrier to participation.
In 2019, entry fees will again be reduced by 50% off the final registration price for athletes under the age of 23. These reduced fees will apply to all distance at the 2019 Lobsterman Triathlon. Entry fees are for individual athletes only.
Once again, the 2019 Lobsterman Triathlon will be a designated race for the Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference. The conference includes triathlon teams from Bates, Bentley, Binghampton, Boston College, Boston University, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Drexel, Edinboro, Harvard, Holy Cross, Lafayette, MIT, Northeastern, Penn State, Penn State College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Rutgers University, St. Michael’s, Slippery Rock, Stevens University, SUNY Oswego, Syracuse University, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, University of Connecticut, UMass Amherst, University of Vermont, West Point, Wheaton, and Yale.
“Triathlon is an expensive sport and the cost of participation in destination races like the Lobsterman Triathlon can be a deterrent for students,” said Stephen Baker with the UCONN Triathlon team. “ethos commitment to young racers helps our athletes compete and ensures the sport remains accessible to all athletes.”
The 2019 Lobsterman Triathlon is supported by Maine General Medical Center Sports Medicine, Unit Nutrition, Shiner Beer, and Maine Shore Lobster Bakes.
e•thos |ˈēθäs| the characteristic spirit of a culture or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations. ethos is a mass participation event organization created to bring athletes together through challenging and unique sporting events. For more information about ethos events and to register, please go to www.active-ethos.com.