St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); International, regional and local athletes will run, bike and swim their way across picturesque Nevis and its waters on Saturday morning for the annual Nevis Triathlon.
The event has two courses, the Nevis 37, a 500 metre swim, 31 kilometre bike and 5 kilometre run, and the Nevis 73 which covers a 1000 metre swim, a 62 kilometre bike and a 10 kilometre run.
The swim will take place in Gallows Bay in Charlestown, with a beach start and finish.
The challenging but scenic bike course circumnavigates the entire island of Nevis. Each lap is twenty (20) miles. Those doing the Nevis 37 distance will complete one (1) lap and those doing the Nevis 73 distance will go around twice.
The run course is a mix of road trail and beach. It winds through the center of Charlestown then into Bath Village onto the trail. Each lap is five (5) kilometers. At the completion of each respective distance of the run triathletes will head down the finish chute along the Samuel Hunkins Drive on the bay front of Charlestown.
CEO of the Nevis Tourism Authority Greg Phillip told WINN FM that although registration for the triathlon was lower than last year due to the recent passage of the hurricanes, it will still attract some high profile participants.
The Tourism Executive says by hosting the triathlon it will help to showcase the islands and spread the word that despite some Caribbean countries being devastated by hurricanes, Nevis is still open for business.
The triathlon starts at 7am Saturday and residents are being urged to cheer on participants as they traverse the course.