In order to assure better conditions for everyone TriStar Split has been postponed from 27th May to 30th of September. The new date suits perfectly to the TriStar international and Croatian race calendar.
Since TriStar highest priority is to organize safe races and its aim to offer events of finest quality the organization decided to set the date for TriStar Split’s second edition on 30th of September. Better conditions for everyone could be assured only with a postponement to Sunday 30th September 2012. This date suits perfectly in to the agenda of the city as well in the agenda of the Croatian Triathlon federation. On the start line: local, national and international professionals such as Andrej Vistica, Dejan Patrcevic, Marin Koceic, Massimo Ciagana, Andy Fuchs, Jens Kaiser and more to come. The opening ceremony will be held on Saturday with a humanitarian race called “Splitska Milja” followed by the Sport exhibition in the Star&Co Village and the Race Briefing. On Sunday the race will start at 8:30 sharp.
Focused on environmental protection, social responsibility and lots of healthy, active fun, this 2nd edition of the race in Split will not be as challenging as the 1st race. The Athletes will be able to discover the beauty of the landscape during the bike ride through Split’s hinterland and surrounding villages, and the hilly run from the first edition will be replaced by a flat run along the Adriatic see on the recently restored promenade, guiding the Athletes towards the refreshing pine forest of the Marjan peninsula.
The Participants competing in the race will swim in the beautiful harbor, after which they will head to the transition area and go on a 50 km recurring loop bike stage. The third and final leg will take the athletes on a 5 km run around the beautiful peninsula of Marijan at which point they will turn around and head back to the finish line located before the Expo zone on Split’s promenade, just a stone’s throw away from the famous Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace.
New this year is the format TriStar 55.5. This is compared to TriStar111 half the distance in the same race. Both distances are also offered as a relay. Besides the physical, challenges of social responsibility and environmental protection will play an important role, which will manifest itself in various side events.
Overall, the race features a beautiful and picturesque course steeped in history and draped across fabulous views of the timeless Adriatic.