“Biggest Loser” contestant will participate in the Boston race on August 13.
PROVIDENCE, RI — The Amica 19.7 Boston sprint triathlon will return to in Carver, MA next month. Originally slated for Hopkinton, MA for 2011, the event will be held once again at Myles Standish State Forest in Carver. The 2011 event is slated for Saturday, August 13.
“Due to some unforeseen circumstances that were not in the best interest of the participating athletes, we have decided to move the Amica 19.7 Boston back to Carver, MA,” said Brewer Rowe, race director. “The safety of our athletes is our top priority. Myles Standish State Forest provides our athletes with a safe course and is a great venue to host a triathlon.”
“Biggest Loser” competitor Jay Kruger agrees. Kruger, who was a contestant on the NBC show in 2008, participated in the 2010 Amica 19.7 Boston and will be back again at Myles Standish next month.
“It is an awesome race,” Kruger said. “Myles Standish Park is a great venue for the Amica 19.7 Boston sprint triathlon. The lake is beautiful and the rest of the course is closed, which allows participants to focus on biking and running and not worry about traffic.”
The Amica 19.7 Boston is the seventh stop in the 2011 Amica 19.7 Triathlon Series, a sprint distance series of events held throughout the country. The 10-event series culminates in Phoenix, AZ, in November.
Triathletes competing in the Amica 19.7 Boston will participate in a half-mile swim, a 16.1-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run at Myles Standish State Forest. The race kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with the swim in Fearing Pond, followed by the bike course that goes along Upper College Road and features rolling hills. The race then finishes with a one-loop run course that goes around Charge Pond.
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