Morton Plant Mease Triathlon Winner, Ironman Champion to Compete in Clearwater Race
CLEARWATER - Heather Gollnick, female elite winner of the inaugural 2006 Morton Plant Mease Triathlon and five-time Ironman champion, will compete in this year’s Morton Plant Mease race to be held on Sunday, July 13, in Clearwater.
Proceeds from the triathlon benefit the Morton Plant Mease Foundation which provides philanthropic support to the four community owned hospitals of Morton Plant Mease Health Care. In addition to top world-class athletes, more than 800 individual participants and relay teams are invited to register and compete in the triathlon. The race is sanctioned by USA Triathlon.
The Morton Plant Mease Triathlon begins at 7 a.m. at Sand Key Park, 1060 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, Florida and features:
To register for the Morton Plant Mease Triathlon go to www.mpmtriathlon.org or www.active.com. Race day registration is not available. Registration fees are as follows:
A $4,000 prize purse will be divided and distributed to the top five elite male and female finishers. All race finishers will receive custom medals. Custom plaques are also given to the top five finishers in the following categories: 14 years and younger; 15 – 19; 20 –25 and upward in five-year increments to 85 years, 85 and older; Clydesdale; Athena; Novice; Skip Cline member; and physically challenged.
Become a Morton Plant Mease Triathlon volunteer. If you’re unable to compete in the Morton Plant Mease Triathlon, you can still be a part of the race excitement. To learn more about becoming a Morton Plant Mease Triathlon volunteer, please call (727) 820-7790.
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