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7th Annual Morton Plant Mease Triathlon
The 7th Annual Morton Plant Mease Triathlon is expected to draw more than 1,000 athlets from around the country this Sunday at Sand Key Park.
The course begins with a 1/3 mile open water swim in the Gulf of Mexico at Sand Key Park. From there, the 13 mile bike route crosses Sand Key Causeway, through Clearwater Beach and over the Memorial Causeway, then winds through downtown Clearwater and scenic Belleair and the Belleair Beach Causeway. Runners complete the race with a 3.1 mile run through Sand Key Park.
All proceed will go to help fund new pediatric equipment for emergency rooms at Morton Plant Mease. Parking is $5 at Sand Key Park.
Registration closes Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 11:59 PM. Registrations will continue until the end of the expo on June 23rd if space is available. No race day registration.
|Where||Sand Key Park 1060 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Who to bring||Everyone, Teens, Families|
More About Sand Key Park
Sand Key Park is sandwiched between the Gulf of Mexico and Clearwater Pass. It features a dog park, picnic benches and pavilions, grills and playgrounds, concessions and cabana rentals. There also is the beach. There are not too many good places for surfing on Florida's west coast, but when the weather is right, many try here. More than a million visitors a year come to the 95-acre park.
There are nine boardwalks leading to the beach, and nine outdoor shower towers and two bath houses with separate changing stalls and restrooms. A lifeguard is on duty 9am to 5pm daily from March to September. The park also is the base of operations for the Gulf artificial reef program.
The beach welcomes sea turtles who annually nest in the sand. The park also is a great birding trail. It features a salt marsh where heron, roseate spoonbill, great horned owl, anhinga and common moorhen nest and feed.
The park is a great spot for a sunset wedding.Contact Advantus Leisure Management Services to make arrangements for weddings and special events at Sand Key.