St. Anthony's Triathlon
What: St. Anthony's Triathlon, a race consisting of a 1.5-kilometer swim (0.9 miles), 40K bike ride (24.9 miles) and 10K run (6.2 miles)
When: 6:50 a.m. start, Sunday
Where: Start at North Shore Park in downtown St. Petersburg; course runs throughout the city (see map, 3B)
Notable: Sunday's event is the second in the 2012 global 5150 Triathlon Series, offering athletes points toward 5150 U.S. Championship qualification. This event usually attracts more than 3,500 individuals and 125 teams each year from more than 45 states and nearly 20 countries. The race weekend also includes a sports and fitness expo at Straub Park.
Meek & Mighty: A shorter-distance triathlon for youth competitors (ages 7-14) and novice adults. Begins at 7:30 a.m. today at North Shore Pool and ends there as well.
By the numbers
6,000 T-shirts ordered for competitors and volunteers.
600 Extra-large pizzas from Papa John's on hand.
800,000 Ounces of water placed on the course to hydrate competitors (6,250 gallons).
50,000 Cups needed for Sunday alone.
6,000 Feet of chain-link fence needed to corral competitors' bikes that are checked in the day before the race.
0 Usable leftovers that are wasted. Local charities, such as Resurrection House and Ronald McDonald House, receive any extra T-shirts, supplies, food and beverages.
Source: Susan Daniels, St. Anthony's Triathlon race director