I Solidarity Vertiathlon of Baiona

· The sports competition will have the design of a sprint triathlon and will include three swimming, cycling and running events that will take place in the bay of Baiona and in several streets of the fishing village on September 12

· The solidarity event is organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club and the Baiona council with the sponsorship of Verti Seguros and the collaboration of the Galician Triathlon Federation

· All the money that is raised with the inscriptions of the participants will go to the Adapted Sailing School for people with disabilities of the Monte Real Yacht Club

Baiona, July 3, 2015.- Baiona will host the I Solidarity Vertiathlon on September 12, an event organized by the Monte Real Club de Yates and the Baiona council with the sponsorship of Verti Seguros and the collaboration of the Galician Federation of Triathlon.

This is a sports competition that will have the design of a sprint triathlon and will include three swimming, cycling and running events that will take place in the bay of Baiona and in various streets of the fishing village. Participants must complete a 750-meter swim, a 20-kilometer bike ride and a 5-kilometer run.

The registration fee is 25 euros, and all the money raised will go entirely to the Adapted Sailing School of the Monte Real Yacht Club, which has been serving various associations of disabled people in Galicia for years.

The registration period will open on July 15 through the website of the Galician Triathlon Federation . There will be several general categories and a special category for those registered in the Concello de Baiona.

The absolute first male and female classified will receive, as a prize, an annual car insurance courtesy of Verti Seguros; and among all the participants, eight other insurances will also be raffled.

A tour of the town of Baiona

The I Solidarity Vertiathlon of Baiona will begin with the swimming test, in which the participants must swim the distance that separates the beaches of Barbeira and A Ribeira. Both sandbanks are located in the urban center of the town of Baiona, at the foot of the wall that surrounds the Monte Boi peninsula, separated by the facilities of the Monte Real Yacht Club.

At the end of the swim, the participants will pick up their bikes on the basketball courts in the La Palma area and prepare for the second of the tests, the cyclist, which will include four laps between two of the roundabouts that give access to Baiona , that of Baredo and that of Santa Marta.

The last of the sprint triathlon tests will be the foot race, and it will be held in one of the most visited places in Baiona, the Parador Nacional. Athletes must complete two laps of the walled enclosure of the Monterreal peninsula, also known as the Monte Boi peninsula.

The competition will begin at five in the afternoon and the awards ceremony will be held at eight in the facilities of the Monte Real Club de Yates.

The Adapted Sailing School of the Monte Real Yacht Club

The money raised from the registrations for the I Baiona Solidarity Vertiathlon will go entirely to the Adapted Sailing School of the Monte Real Yacht Club, created in 2012 to bring the world of sailing closer to people with disabilities.

After the first few years serving associations and groups in Val Miñor, Tomiño and A Guarda, the school is currently seeking to expand with the aim of being able to offer these adapted navigation courses to centers throughout Galicia.

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