After the summer break, athletes can ease themselves gently back into the sporting scene with the Stroke & Stride series.
The Cayman Islands Triathlon Association’s annual Stroke & Stride is one of the most popular events of the year. Presented by Ogier, the Stroke & Stride series race will take place each Wednesday, Aug. 2, 9 and 16 with a 5:45 p.m. start at Eden Rock dive centre.
Popular amongst swimmers and runners of all levels, the Stroke & Stride encourages athletes of all abilities to take part. The event starts with a sea swim – the distance of which increases each week from 400 metres to 600m to 800m – followed by a 2-mile run from Eden Rock towards South Sound finishing between Guy Harvey Shop and Bar Crudo. Individuals or teams have the option to register for one, two or all three races, so there are many ways to join in the fun.
Trevor Murphy, president of the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association said: “We are excited once again to present our annual Stroke & Stride. The Stroke & Stride is one of the most popular sporting events in Cayman. We encourage all swimmers and runners to grab their suits and running shoes and take part.”
Entry fees for individuals is $15 per race or $35 for all three. Entry fees for teams is $25 per race or $60 for the series. Participants must be members of the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association. Membership costs $15 annually and is available at registration. Minimum age on race day is 13 years. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Commemorative T-shirts are available for the first 200 people who register so register now at www.caymanactive.com/registration. Please note there will be no in person registration on race day.
James Bergstrom, Ogier’s managing partner said: “We are pleased to be sponsoring the 2017 Ogier Stroke & Stride event. Our past experience sponsoring this event has always been very positive and we have been so proud to see the high level of community support and participation year after year. We hope to see the same level of enthusiasm this year as we aim to raise funds to benefit the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre and the Triathlon Association.”
Support sponsors include Bar Crudo and Eden Rock, who have offered their facilities at short notice. Bar Crudo will be hosting participants and supporters on each race day.
After the third event there will be an awards banquet and buffet for all participants provided by Bar Crudo, with presentations for top three male, female and teams, as well as spot prizes for some lucky participants.