Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) August 03, 2012
Jupiter, Fla., will see more than 600 triathletes from all over the world descend on the seaside town when the Loggerhead Triathlon kicks into gear Aug. 4, 2012.
South Florida residents, visitors and business owners look forward to the popular race every year, as it draws international attention to the area and attracts top swimmers, bicyclists and runners. Owners of Juno Beach homes and condos in Jupiter are able to see the bicyclists and runners whiz past their properties on race day.
Waterfront Properties and Club Communities is a strong supporter of the Loggerhead Triathlon and has been since its debut in 1985. Its suite of offices near the beach in Jupiter are next to the 5K run’s street circuit.
The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event, in conjunction with the Triathlon Club of the Palm Beaches, in an effort to promote the family friendly towns, cities and villages that comprise the coastal region. With a large following and a media buzz, the event has become a community asset and another reason Palm Beach County real estate makes a wise investment.
The triathlon has a significant impact on the local economy. Race producer Alta Vista Sports estimates the annual median family income of entrants exceeds $75,000.
The Chamber of Commerce and the Triathlon Club expanded the Loggerhead Triathlon eight years ago when they created a Sports & Fitness Expo open to both racers and race enthusiasts. The expo takes place Aug. 3 at the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, the host hotel.
Vendors offering exercise equipment, health foods, lifestyle products and other items will be featured at the expo, and, new this year, is a “First Timer” seminar for those who are making their Loggerhead Triathlon debut. Additionally, racers can retrieve their required participant packets at the expo, which runs from 3 to 8 p.m.
The race begins at 7 a.m. on the beach. The first discipline is the 3/8-mile ocean swim. Next up is the 13-mile bicycle ride, which takes competitors down A1A to Juno Beach, past the pier and back to the park, where the 5K run begins.
Participants range in age from 14 and younger to 80 and older, and awards will be given in all divisions.
Waterfront Properties has seen the triathlon, throughout the event’s 27 years, become an engrained part of the local landscape. Some of the company’s clients participate in the race, and others serve as sponsors. The reason? The Loggerhead Triathlon has become a “must-do” for competitors and a “must-see” for residents.