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Registration now open for 33rd Annual GBPA Conchman Triathlon
By Sarah Kirkby- Barefoot Marketing
Feb 18, 2019 - 11:26:07 AM

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Grand Bahama Port Authority (GPBA) Conchman Triathlon is set for Saturday November 2nd on Taino Beach in Freeport. Last year a record number 200 participants competed in the triathlon. Triathletes can register online now on the event website. (Photo courtesy of GBPA Conchman Triathlon Committee)

Freeport, Bahamas – The overwhelming support shown for the GBPA Conchman Triathlon last November, from triathletes near and far, has prompted the organizing committee to begin early registration for the increasingly popular competition scheduled for Saturday, November 2nd on Taino Beach in Freeport.

Interested persons can register online now at www.conchmantriathlon.com. All event categories are open, including Individual Sprint, Individual Olympic, Relay Team, Corporate Challenge, Secondary School Challenge and the crowd favorite, the IronKids Competition. Take advantage of the 50% off early registration discount presently being offered until September 30th. The $50 fee for the Sprint is the lowest Registration Fee in the Caribbean.

The 33rd Annual GBPA Conchman Triathlon is expected to draw large numbers again this year. A record two hundred athletes participated in the event last year, forty-six teams competed in various categories, and over thirty participants travelled to Grand Bahama to compete.

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GBPA Conchman Triathlon has steadily attracted triathletes over the years from New Providence, the United States, Canada and the Caribbean to Grand Bahama Island to compete. Pictured is popular Iron Man Hector Picard who has competed in event, last year 30 athletes travelled to Freeport participate. (Photo courtesy of GBPA Conchman Triathlon Committee)

Chairman Christopher Baker is encouraged by the positive feedback the committee has received from competitors and is confident Conchman will continue to attract athletes from other countries and the family islands to Grand Bahama. He attributed a lot of Conchman’s success to the support of the event’s sponsors.

“We are grateful to all our sponsors”, said Baker, “without them the Conchman Triathlon would not have been in existence for over 30 years. We thank them for their support and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the years to come.” The Chairman noted that the triathlon does require additional funding each year to grow, and to “promote it throughout The Bahamas, the US, around the Caribbean, and overseas.”

Indicators suggest that past advertising campaigns to International Triathletes have been effective, Baker noted that “we are already seeing the benefits of these promotions with the increased numbers of participants from the U.S., Trinidad, and Antigua.”

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One of the highlights of GPBA Conchman Triathlon is the Iron Kids Competition. Children ages one to twelve years compete individually or in teams for medals and cash prizes. (Photo courtesy of GBPA Conchman Triathlon Committee)

“Each year we set out to beat our previous participant numbers,” noted the Chairman, also a triathlete. “We support our fellow events, like the Potcakeman, Ride for Hope, and they in turn support us.  The Bahamas is really beginning to shine in this arena and who wouldn’t want to swim, run and bike in this gorgeous country!”

The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is the title sponsor of Conchman Triathlon. Other sponsors include Scotiabank, BTC, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, Pharmachem, UNEXSO, BWA, Barefoot Marketing, Kelly’s, Freeport Ship Services, Atlantic Medical, 242newsbahamas, and Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach.

For more information on Conchman Triathlon 2019 visit www.conchmantriathlon.com or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/conchmantriathlon/.

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