St Augustine Ultimate Summer Triathlon coming in August


400-TRI-TEAMPACT Prevention Coalition of St Johns County is pleased to announce to Historic City News the second annual St Augustine Ultimate Summer Triathlon, which will be held on Sunday, August 17th at beautiful Vilano Beach at 7:30 a.m.

The event features a quarter-mile ocean swim, an eleven-mile bike ride, and a three-mile run; capturing one of the best views in town across the Francis and Mary Usina Bridge.

“We expect this year’s event to attract additional Triathlon enthusiasts”, stated Lynnette Horwath, PACT Prevention Coalition Manager. “Last year our 228 participants came from as far away as Tacoma, Washington and Crystal Lake, Illinois.”

The mission of the PACT Prevention Coalition of St Johns County is to help keep our local youth alcohol and drug free. PACT collaborates with other community partners in helping our pre-teens and teens make healthy, positive choices. The Triathlon is PACT’s main annual fund-raising event.

ProTriFit will again award the winning male and female participants a free professional bike fitting, valued at $275 each. Jim Escobar, certified fitter, will provide a mechanic bike station at the event, and will host a Bike Clinic (Saturday, August 9th, 2 p.m.) as well as a Swim Clinic (Sunday, August 10th, 2 p.m.) for event participants.

An additional fund-raising component will be a carb loading dinner at Amici’s Italian Restaurant, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on August 16th. The all-you-can-eat pasta and salad buffet costs $25 per person and advanced tickets are required. A small silent auction, featuring mainly sports’ accessories, will add to the evening’s fun. The dinner is open to the public and will also feature 3 mini-presentations from local and regional fitness experts.

This sprint Triathlon is coordinated by DRC Sports. Participants can sign up for an individual, team or relay event at For more information or to purchase dinner tickets, please contact Lynnette Horwath at 829-6261 or

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