Second Annual Colavita â€œMotivation Manâ€ Half Iron and Olympic Triathlon in Downtown West Palm Beach
Sunday, 06/01/2013, 04:30 am –
Downtown West Palm Beach (Great Lawn)
101 S. Flagler Dr.,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416
Second Annual Colavita â€œMotivation Manâ€ Â½ Iron & Olympic Triathlon in Downtown West Palm Beach, Saturday, June 1
Events to benefit Crohnâ€™s and Colitis Foundation of America
Game On Sports Marketing, Inc. announced that the Second Annual Colavita Motivation Man Â½ Iron & Olympic Triathlon (www.motivationman.com) will be held on Saturday, June 1 in downtown West Palm Beach. The triathlon, presented by Publix, will benefit the Crohnâ€™s & Colitis Foundation of America.
The 2012 Motivation Man race attracted over 600 participants and was the first triathlon ever held in downtown West Palm Beach. Organizers are hoping the event will sell out at 1,200 participants this year. The event consists of two races: an Olympic-distance triathlon (.94 mile swim, 25-mike bike, 6.5 mile run) and a Half-Ironman (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run).
The event will encompass all of downtown West Palm Beach, including the Intracoastal Waterway, Flagler Drive and Southern Boulevard. Road closures on race-day include 56 miles of Southern Boulevard, from the Intracoastal in West Palm out to Belle Glade; Flagler Drive and parts of South Clematis, Greenwood and Washington. In addition, the Intracoastal will be closed to boat traffic. The action-packed weekend includes the Publix Health and Fitness Expo, as well as a weekend kick-off party and a post-race awards ceremony and after-party at the famous E.R. Bradleyâ€™s Saloon on the waterfront.
â€œWest Palm Beach is the ideal backdrop for a triathlon, with beautiful roads, the Intracoastal Waterway and the tremendous support from the City and Palm Beach County,â€ said Steve Tebon, CEO of Game On Sports Marketing. â€œWe look forward to welcoming regional, national and international athletes to beautiful South Florida for the 2013 endurance event.â€
The Motivation Man Triathlon has received the support of the City of West Palm Beach, the Cityâ€™s Downtown Development Authority, Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tourist Development Council and Discover the Palm Beaches. Sponsors include Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Publix, E.R. Bradleyâ€™s Saloon, Zephyrhills, Michelob Ultra, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach and Hyatt Place Downtown.
Costs to participate are: Olympic Individual Triathlon Registration – $175.00, Half Iron Individual Triathlon Registration – $275.00, Olympic Relay Triathlon Registration – $275.00, and Half Iron Relay Triathlon Registration – $375.00. Proceeds benefit Crohnâ€™s and Colitis Foundation of America (www.ccfa.org).If you love Soul Of Miami, please consider leaving a testimonial.
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