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Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend - One week to go!

Treasure Cay, Abaco -- The second annual Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend is one week away!  Kicking off on Friday, March 22nd, the weekend of events for athletes of all ages begins with a one mile swim race.  The racing continues on Saturday with sprint and Olympic distance triathlons...

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Schedule of Events for the 2nd Annual Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend

Abaco, Bahamas - Enclosed is the schedule of events
for the

2nd Annual Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend that
will take place March 22nd-24th in Treasure Cay, Abaco

The 2nd annual event includes a 1-mile open water swim, Sprint and Olympic
triathlons (in both individual and relay events), a kids' 1-mile run and a
5k/10k fun run/walk. The scenic destination of Treasure Cay, Abaco, encourages
both tourists and locals alike to attend. The courses are flat, the beaches and
waters are gorgeous, and the roads are smooth, making for an ideal location for
the races.

Schedule enclosed...

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Romora Bay Renovates, Builds Fitness Centre

Two years after its name made headlines round the world as the resort where the world’s most sought-after runaway, the Barefoot Bandit...

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2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend Results and Summary

Abaco, Bahamas - The 2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend
was a great success, and in the second year managed to more than double
the participation from the inaugural year. This year 185 persons
participated in the athletic events - including a 1-mile open water
swim, a Sprint triathlon, an Olympic triathlon, a kid's 1-mile run, and a
5k/10k fun run/walk.

The weekend opened on Friday afternoon with
a 1-mile open water swim, sponsored by BTC, in which 25 participants
entered the water at the beautiful Treasure Cay beach in Abaco. The out
and back course attracted athletes as young as 8 and old as 76, and all
skill levels from competitive swimmers to recreational snorkelers. The
gorgeous Abaco weather allowed for a fast course, with Peter Wagner
being the first swimmer to finish, defending his 2012 title with a time
of 25:32. The first female was Abaco local Christina Pyfrom, just
thirteen years old, in a time of 28:01.

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Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend a grand success with more than double the participants

TREASURE CAY, Abaco -- The 2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend was a great success, and in the second year managed to more than double the participation from the inaugural year.  This year 185 persons participated in the athletic events - including a 1-mile open water swim, a Sprint triathlon, an Olympic triathlon, a kid's 1-mile run, and a 5k/10k fun run/walk.  
The weekend opened on Friday afternoon with a 1-mile open water swim, sponsored by BTC, in which 25 participants entered the water at the beautiful Treasure Cay beach in Abaco.  The out and back course attracted athletes as young as 8 and old as 76, and all skill levels from competitive swimmers to recreational snorkelers.  The gorgeous Abaco weather allowed for a fast course, with Peter Wagner being the first swimmer to finish, defending his 2012 title with a time of 25:32.  The first female was Abaco local Christina Pyfrom, just thirteen years old, in a time of 28:01.  A young competitor, Ryan Knowles, managed to complete the swim in full clothing after forgetting her swimsuit, proving that determination and effort can overcome adversity.
The opening ceremonies and swim awards were held immediately following the swim.  The Member of Parliament for North Abaco, Renardo Curry, was present along with Ministry of Tourism representative Wynsome Ferguson.  The notable growth of the event was evident, as the Coco Beach Club was packed with participants, volunteers, spectators, and sponsors.  Sands Beer and Cocozona provided refreshments while Treasure Cay provided appetizers for the event.
Saturday morning brought overcast weather, a blessing for the athletes preparing to enter the challenging Sprint and Olympic triathlons presented by Carlo Milano.  The Sprint triathlon consisted of a 500m swim, a 20km (12.4 mile) bike ride, and a 5k (3.1 mile) run.  The Olympic triathlon was approximately double the distance, with a 1500m swim, a 40km (24.8 mile) bike ride, and a 10k (6.2 mile) run.  With 60 athletes entered into the events, including individuals and relays, the excitement and camaraderie could be felt well before the sun came up.  Entrants included 5 Olympic individuals, 34 Sprint individuals, and 7 Sprint relays consisting of 21 athletes.

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Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend on Treasure Cay

By RENALDO DORSETT

Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

WITH the increasing popularity of road races and triathlons on the Bahamian calendar, Abaco island is all set to play host to the inaugural Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend (GAFFW).

Promising a safe, fun, fast-paced weekend complete with racing and entertainment, the big event is scheduled for March 23-25 in Treasure Cay. It begins with a one-mile open water swim followed by a welcome reception for participants.

And Saturday will be highlighted by the sprint, junior and Olympic triathlons, followed by a "Bahamian Night" awards reception dinner.

The weekend concludes with a 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk on Sunday.

Lee McCoy, ...

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2012 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend, March 23-25

The 2012 Great Abaco
Family Fitness Weekend is set to take place starting Friday, March 23rd
and ending on Sunday, March 25th.  The beautiful Treasure Cay Resort and
Marina will play host to the event, with athletes confirmed from
Nassau, Freeport, Abaco, and Florida.  Many more are expected to
register this week as the price increases on March 12th.  

The
first event in the series is a 1-mile open water swim.  This event will
take place in the crystal clear blue waters of the Treasure Cay beach,
rated one of the Top 10 beaches in a reader poll by Caribbean Travel
& Life.  This takes place on Friday afternoon at 5pm, and is
followed by an awards presentation and welcome reception at the Coco
Beach Bar with refreshments provided by Sands Beer.  A pasta buffet will
follow for participants, their families, supporters, volunteers, and
staff...

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2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend set for March 22-24

ABACO, Bahamas - The
2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend (GAFFW) date has been selected
and the triathlon-style event will take place from March 22nd to 24th,
2013 in Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

 

The fun-filled weekend
consists of a 1-mile Open Water Swim, Sprint and Olympic triathlons, a
Kids 1-Mile Run, and a 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk.  Competitors can choose to
compete individually or as a relay team in the triathlons.

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2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend Results and Summary

Abaco, Bahamas - The 2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend
was a great success, and in the second year managed to more than double
the participation from the inaugural year. This year 185 persons
participated in the athletic events - including a 1-mile open water
swim, a Sprint triathlon, an Olympic triathlon, a kid's 1-mile run, and a
5k/10k fun run/walk.

The weekend opened on Friday afternoon with
a 1-mile open water swim, sponsored by BTC, in which 25 participants
entered the water at the beautiful Treasure Cay beach in Abaco. The out
and back course attracted athletes as young as 8 and old as 76, and all
skill levels from competitive swimmers to recreational snorkelers. The
gorgeous Abaco weather allowed for a fast course, with Peter Wagner
being the first swimmer to finish, defending his 2012 title with a time
of 25:32. The first female was Abaco local Christina Pyfrom, just
thirteen years old, in a time of 28:01.

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Treasure Cay to host fitness weekend

THE Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort will host The 2012 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend starting Friday. The three-day event has something for everyone and has already attracted participants from Nassau, Freeport, Abaco, and Florida.

The first event in the series is a 1-mile open water swim. This event will take place in the crystal clear waters of the Treasure Cay beach, rated one of the Top 10 beaches in the world in a reader poll by Caribbean Travel & Life. This takes place on Friday afternoon at 5pm, and is followed by an awards presentation and welcome reception at the Coco Beach Bar with refreshments provided by Sands Beer.

An energy-boosting pasta buffet will follo ...

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