Morton Plant Mease Notifies Community of Potential Travel Delays from Upcoming Triathlon
CLEARWATER - One thousand participants are expected to compete in the 4th Annual Morton Plant Mease Triathlon on Sunday, July 12. The course begins at 6:50 a.m. in Sand Key Park and will run through communities in Clearwater and Belleair. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is working with city officials to notify citizens of the event and of possible travel delays during the early morning race.
The following locations, bridges and streets will be impacted from approximately 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. during the triathlon:
Police officers from the cities of Clearwater and Belleair will direct traffic during the event.
The Morton Plant Mease Triathlon begins with a 1/3-mile open water swim at Sand Key Park, 1060 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater. From there, racers will bike 13 miles through Clearwater Beach, over the Memorial Causeway and through Clearwater by way of Druid Road and Indian Rocks Road, then over the Bellear Beach Causeway and north on Gulf Boulevard. The final leg consists of a 3.1 mile run in Sand Key Park.
A $4,000 purse will be distributed to the top five Elite/Open Division male and female finishers. Custom plaques will be awarded to the top five male and female in each division and top three teams in each relay division. All race finishers will receive a custom medal.
Divisions are as follows:
Division winners will receive a guaranteed entry and a 50 percent discount registration fee for the St. Anthony's Triathlon in St. Petersburg, in April 2010.
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