The Sand Key Aquathlon, on Saturday, June 3, is one of only two qualifiers for the ITU Aquathlon World Championships.
Aquathlon is the fun and fast-growing sport that combines running and swimming. Minimal equipment is needed to compete and races generally last about 45 minutes.
The Sand Key Aquathlon will consist of a 1.5-mile run, a 1000-meter swim and a 1.5-mile run. The race is open to all age groups from 14 and under to 80 and above. However only competitors 18 and above receive spots for the Team USA Aquathlon.
The competition will begin at 7 a.m. in the center of Sand Key Park near shelter 1. The run will wind around to the beach, where the swim begins. The last leg of the race, the final run, will take competitors back to the middle of the park near the shelter.
The top four finishers in each age group will qualify for a spot on Team USA to compete in the 2006 ITU Aquathlon World Championships in Switzerland on August 30.
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