This October sees the second outing for the ‘Earth Sea & Fire’ Dubrovnik Triathlon in Croatia, which is organised and supported by the team behind the Brighton and Hove Triathlon in the UK.
Dubrovnik is renowned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The event takes place on 12 October. The organising team notes that… ‘It’s a perfect location for a triathlon with warm seas of 20 degrees and an average daily temperature of up to 21 degrees in October.’
The organisers of the Dubrovnik Triathlon are local man Daniel Marusic, President of the Triathlon Club of Dubrovnik, and John Lunt, Race Director for Brighton and Hove Triathlon and the Competition Manager for triathlon at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Daniel Marusic said, “As soon as I met John, we both realised we could work well together, me with my local contacts and John with his years of experience in the triathlon industry.
“We are very proud that the first ever Dubrovnik Triathlon saw 14 different nationalities come and race in our beautiful city. Dubrovnik is a very safe, friendly city with great weather. You will be assured a very warm welcome.”
John Lunt said, “I am honoured to be the Event Director for the triathlon in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik provides an amazing location for our sport. We attract a variety of athletes from first timers looking for a destination event to those who have raced before and want to bring along their partner for a special treat.”
He continued,” It is a perfect end of season treat and a fabulous location for a short break holiday. From a business perspective, sports tourism and spend provides a welcome boost to the shoulder season.”
The event welcomes all abilities and offers three different distances; Sprint and Olympic, and new for 2019, the Super Sprint. Participants can compete individually or in relay teams. There are varying activities planned over the race weekend, including:
- Friday morning swim
- Mayor’s reception Friday night
- Saturday 14:00 CET Triathlon (so not an early start)
- Awards dinner and prize giving on the beach
- Sunday morning relaxing 2 hour boat trip