Trinidad & Tobago’s Premier Triathlon, The Rainbow Cup Reaches Grenada For The First Time 

PR – On Sunday 14th April, Camerhogne Park will come alive with athletes competing in the exciting swim, bike and run event commonly known as Triathlon. The Rainbow Cup Grenada will also serve as the 2024 Grenada National Triathlon Championships.

Nina James, Grenada’s National Triathlon Women’s Champion along with Inga Karasek will compete with some of the best triathletes from Trinidad & Tobago (T&T). 

Grenada’s Tessimy Viechweg and Marc DeCaul will have the opportunity to capture the men’s title this year as Coby Sylvester, current champion, is studying abroad.

Leading the T&T contingent will be 15 year old, Liam D’Abadie, who was recently crowned Trinidad & Tobago’s National Sprint Triathlon Champion. Noah Teixeira, Marlon Scott and Chinara Griffith, are just a few of the athletes who will journey to the spice island for their shot at Rainbow Cup Grenada glory.

Despite being the National Triathlon Championships, the Rainbow Cup Grenada also welcomes participants of all ages, abilities and nationalities. There will be a race for everyone.

The first race of the day, kicking off promptly at 7:00am, will be the Sprint Triathlon, a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run where the winner is expected to finish in one hour.

The Try-a-Tri will be the perfect opportunity for anyone wanting to attempt a triathlon for the first time. It is a simple test of fitness and endurance with achievable distances; 0.3km swim, 10km bike and a 2.5km run. These distances represent half of the Sprint Triathlon distances. The Sprint Triathlon and the Try-a-Tri can be done individually or as a 2-3 person team relay.

Glenis Bain, Skyla Lee Loo and the Gooding sisters, Halle & Willow will be some of the names to cheer on in the youth triathlon. There will be three races with various distances for the 15 and under; ages 3-5 years (25m swim, 500m bike, 250m run),ages 6-9 years (100m swim, 1km bike, 500m run) and ages 10-15 years (375m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run).

Race organizer, Jason Gooding of the Odessey Timing & Events Company is optimistic about this event; “After hosting the Rainbow Cup Tobago for 18 years, I am very proud to be bringing this event to Grenada. I believe that the Rainbow Cup Grenada will become a premier sporting event for destination Grenada, attracting athletes from around the world.”

Gooding added, “Rainbow Cup Tobago started with 35 participants 18 years ago and now it has over 500 participants, but it all started with that first race.”

He continued, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors who have shown support for this event; Fun House Mini-Golf, Silversands Hotels & Resorts, Brydens, Cauls, St. Augustine Medical Services, Bougainvillea Apartments, True Blue Bay Resort and the Bay House.”

To register or for more information on the Rainbow Cup Grenada, go to http://rainbowcupgrenada.com or contact Jason Gooding via phone/whatsapp at 1-473-417-4386. Follow them on Instagram: @grenadaXS or Facebook: facebook.com/grenadaXS