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MEDIA CONTACT: Dawn Howard
561-297-0910, dhowar10@fau.edu

FAU’s Division of Student Affairs to Host 22nd Annual Wellness Triathlon

BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 11, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University’s Division of Student Affairs will host its 22nd annual Wellness Triathlon on Sunday, April 14 at 7 a.m. at Spanish River Park, 3001 State Road A1A, Boca Raton. A “Wellness Weekend,” including a participant packet pickup and workshops will take place on Saturday, April 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at FAU’s Recreation and Fitness Center, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

“The FAU Wellness Triathlon attracts participants of all ages and skill levels including both first-timers and highly accomplished triathletes,” said Rosemary Dunbar, race director. “It is a celebration of fitness, health and friendships forged over the 22 years of the race’s history.”

Presented by Bike America, the race also will include both physically challenged and visually impaired athletes. The beautiful, flat and fast race course includes a quarter-mile ocean swim, 10-mile bike course and a 3.1-mile run along State Road A1A and through Spanish River Park. All revenue generated from the triathlon will be used to support leadership training programs for FAU students and swim team.

The free workshops will cover a variety of topics including bike safety; all that one needs to know for their first race; how to swim faster and safer; and tricks and secrets for improving performance.

Cost for the triathlon is $75 per person for USA Triathlon members or $87 for non-members if registered by Saturday, April 13; and $85 for members or $97 for non-members for those that register the day of the race. Cost for teams consisting of two relay participants is $135 for members and $171 for non-members if registered by April 13, or $145 for members and $181 for non-members who register the day of the race.

For more information or to register for the events, contact Rosemary Dunbar at 561-654-6684 or rosemary.dunbar220@gmail.com , or visit www.fau.edu/today/triathlon or www.iamathlete.com .

-FAU-

About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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