Wednesday, September 7, 2016

News from BocaMag about the Tropical Triathlon coming up soon in Lake Worth

The Tropical Triathlon is September 18th. For more information call Nadine Burns at 561-358-8501.

To read the entire article by Lisette Hilton in BocaMag use this link. Excerpts from the article:

     This is the 19th year for the Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon in Lake Worth. The sprint distance triathlon, which is a quarter-mile swim, 13-mile bike and 5K (3.1-mile) run, starts at 7 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 18 at Lake Worth beach (10 S. Ocean Blvd., at A1A and Lake Ave.).

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     Nadine Burns, who is the contact for the race, tells that proceeds from the Tropical Triathlon help to buy road bikes for local high school triathlon clubs. Two high schools are on board so far: Lake Worth High School and Santaluces High in Lantana. [emphasis added] Each school has a six-to-eight member tri club. Thanks to the not-for-profit Friends of Lake Worth High School organization, each school got six road bikes, which each cost thousands of dollars to buy retail. Burns helped lead the program to give schools incentive to start tri clubs.

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     “It’s real simple. These bikes are expensive, so in order for the kids to have them the easiest way around that is to get a sponsor. Our organization sponsors it. We raise money and … get them six road bikes. We donate them to the school, to the tri club. That way the bikes are always secure there and available to the students, so they can train and compete,” Burns says.
     Schools can reach Burns by calling 561/358-8501 or emailing her at to get the tri club ball rolling.

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     “Our goal is to have a tri club at every Palm Beach County School …,” Burns says.
     To register for the Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon use this link. 

Thank you, BocaMag, for helping to get the word out!