20150712_102347The Melander Sports Medicine Big Shark New Town Triathlon is rapidly becoming one of the most popular triathlons in the Midwest. Originally a biathlon started several years ago, the event evolved into the John Howard New Town Duathlon and now in its current format as an ‘almost’ Olympic distance triathlon.

This year the distances remain at a .62 mile Swim, 20 mile Bike and a 4 mile Run. The Kid’s Triathlon and EXPO will be held on Saturday, July 9th and the main event will be on Sunday, July 10th.

Returning for 2017 is the addition of a short course Sprint Distance event featuring a .3 mile Swim, 15 mile Bike and a 2 mile Run.

Set in New Town, St.Charles, the venue is tailor made for a fast race. The flat course profile makes this event the perfect race to open up full bore or try the sport of triathlon for the first time.

Sponsored by one of St. Louis’ leading sports medicine and orthopedic groups, Melander Sports Medicine, Big Shark is proud to bring back this event for 2017.

We encourage you to sign up early to get a jump on the competition! You can also train with us at our Open Water Swim Series running every Saturday from April 29th through June 24th.

Please check out the our GO BIG Triathlon Training Program returning for 2017. We’ve partnered with Nutriformance Endurance Coaching, Pedal Hard Training Center and Big River Running to put together a comprehensive plan to help athletes of any level improve.