Long Bay Sprint Triathlon: Support Your Health & the Oceans!

Posted by: Elizabeth Maksymonko

We at Ocean Champions know our supporters and friends are beautiful specimens of the human form and are of course in top physical shape. That’s why we’re excited to be once again sponsoring the Long Bay Sprint Triathlon, which will take place at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, SC! This fun event is back for a second year and promises to offer both great views of the beach and ocean as well as a great opportunity to get some exercise while hanging out with fellow ocean lovers.

The tri will take place on November 5 and will include a ½-mile ocean swim, 14-mile bike ride, and 3.1 miles of running. The race will be enjoyable for experienced triathlon participators and beginners alike, as the main goals are to provide a fun way to get out and enjoy the outdoors while – both things we can all get behind! Huntington Beach State Park will provide the perfect setting for the tri, as it includes 3 miles of pristine beaches and many salt marshes (which are incredibly productive ecosystems). In fact, you can experience the park in many different ways if you take the trip to South Carolina for the triathlon, from camping and hiking to fishing and boating.

This great environmentally-themed sprint triathlon was created and is now directed by Rob Grimes. Rob has been involved in triathlons for over 15 years and started racing at the local level, where he says he knew almost everyone. However, as the races grew bigger, he realized he missed smaller, more intimate races that didn’t make you run with thousands of strangers. That’s why he created the Long Bay Sprint: to have a race that was small enough that “people didn’t get lost in the numbers and one where they would also get recognized for their achievements.” In 2010, he added the environmental awareness aspect of the race, which focuses mostly on ocean protection. It’s obvious why we chose to partner with Rob on this great event!

We’d love to see all of you out there in November, not only to participate in some healthy competition, but to also just have fun and remember why we love the oceans. We believe that ocean health is linked directly to human health, so this is a great way to connect the two. And don’t worry: you still have about two and a half months to train (as if you needed it)!

You can sign up for the triathlon online . We’ll see you in November!

Date Posted: August 18, 2011 @ 10:53 am Comments Off

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