The Caribbean Sports Week By Andre Karsai
StarMile2.5 opens a week of sports and recreation on Nevis
TriStar111 Nevis athletes are welcome to spend their holidays
27 OCT 2010, Monte Carlo, Monaco
A week of sports and fun will be opened with StarMile 2.5 Nevis~St.Kitts on 27 March with the 2.5 mile open water swim across the channel between the Caribbean islands of St.Kitts and Nevis. Participants coming to race TriStar111 Nevis on 2 April are offered a varied program during the week leading up to the unique triathlon.
Now in the 9th year, the Nevis to St.Kitts cross-channel swim is relabelled StarMile 2.5 and will open a week of sports, fun and recreation on the island of Nevis in the Caribbean. StarMile 2.5 Nevis~St.Kitts Cross Channel Swim will take place on Sunday 27 March 2011 and participants will swim the 2.5 miles (4km) in the Caribbean Sea from one island to the other. Race start is at Oualie Beach on Nevis and the finish is at Cockleshell Bay on St.Kitts. The new event record was set in 2010 by Rhian Purdy in a time of 1:05:21.
“One of the attractions of this event is that it is not only a race but also a challenge. Those who are not so fast or competent swimmers are allowed to use fins or a snorkel mask to get them across the beautiful 'Narrows'”, says Winston Crooke, President of the St Kitts & Nevis Triathlon Federation.
TriStar111 Nevis will be held on Saturday 2 April 2011, and athletes are very likely to stay the entire week on the islands in preparation for the race, and in order to spend picture book holidays on the "Queen of the Caribees”, as the island is called. The organizers are preparing a week full of entertainment for those present on the island, with a theme every day.
Tuesday is a day of recreational fun with a program of horseback riding on the beach, kayaking and deep sea fishing. Wednesday brings a charity fun-run over 5km in order to raise awareness for the fight against cancer. In cooperation with Livestrong™, funds will be collected for the Pink Lily breast cancer foundation with the vision to provide quality cancer care in Nevis. Thursday will bring a day of seminars with TriStar ambassadors and professional triathletes who will explain race strategies and effective training techniques to participants. Friday will be a day focused on environmental protection with 4vita actions and information campaigns about topics that become more relevant every day.
Every evening, two local restaurants will offer specials to TriStar and StarMile participants in order to let athletes and their families discover the diversified local cuisine.
Saturday 2 April will bring the main event with TriStar111 Nevis. 1km of swimming, 100km of cycling and 10km of running will add up to the first TriStar111 Nevis followed by the Caribbean StarNight Awards Party.
StarMile 2.5 Nevis~St.Kitts
27 MAR 2011 in Charlestown, Nevis, Nevis & St. Kitts Islands, Caribbean
2.5 miles of open water swimming
2 APR 2011 in Charlestown, Nevis, Nevis & St. Kitts Islands, Caribbean
Nevis Tourism Website: www.nevisisland.com