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The Conchman Triathlon, scheduled for the first Saturday of each November, is considered a great race that got off to a good start from the very beginning. In 1986, principal organizers and founders, Ambrose Gouthro, Bert Bell and Craig Stewart saw the potential of having a Bahamian triathlon and decided to launch it after seeing the success of the Iron Man triathlons in Hawaii and Bermuda.
Mr. Gouthro and Mr. Stewart, then presidents of the Rotary Club of Lucaya and Rotary Club of Freeport, respectively, aimed to create a positive community event that would contribute to charitable organizations, which still stands in effect today.
The Conchman provided an activity where Grand Bahama residents and visitors could come together to compete, build and maintain a healthy, physical and mental body. And to raise funds for Grand Bahama Rotary Club projects, BASRA and Freeport Aquatics Club,” says Mr. Gouthro. At the time, Mr. Gouthro says the proceeds of the event also went to the Polio Plus Organisation, which was, and still is, dedicated to eradicating polio in the world.
Mr. Gouthro and Mr. Stewart can’t remember who came up with the name, Conchman, however it is generally regarded to have been Bert Bells creation. The first race was held at Xanadu Beach and consisted of the present distances, 1000 metre (half a mile) swim, 25km (15 miles) bike ride and a 5km (3 miles) run. According to Mr. Stewart, 166 persons participated with a fair number of entries from North America and Canada. There were 30 individual entries and 44 team entries that participated but of course only one winner in each category.
Over the next few years, the Conchman moved from Xanadu Beach to the former
Holiday Inn, now Our Lucaya and then to its present location at Taino Beach,
where it has garnered a lot of support and participation.
The upcoming Conchman promises to be an exciting, challenging and fun race
for persons of all ages to enjoy. With the “potential to be bigger and
better”, the Conchman has come a long way in becoming one of The Bahamas’
most respected and well-liked sports, hopefully for many years to come.
Event details and schedule
Special 10% discount until September 30th, 2017 please use code CONCHMAN1
Fees include: Race Packet (Cap, Race Shirt, post race refreshments and I.D. Number).
Parent or Guardian Signature is required for all applicants under 18
All entires must be received online by the 3rd November 2016.
Age Categories are as follows for the Sprint & Olympic Triathlons:
Male & Female
Thursday 2nd November 2017
6 pm to 7 pm: Race Packet Pickup,
Manor House, Grand Lucayan Hotel
Friday 3rd November 2017
4 pm: Race Director on site Taino Beach
Ocean Swim Instruction
5.30 pm to 7 pm: Race Packet Pickup and Pre-Race Information
Manor House, Grand Lucayan Hotel
Saturday 4th November 2017
8.00 am Start Olympic Triathlon
8.15 am Start Sprint Triathlon
10.30 am Finish Sprint Triathlon
12.00 pm Finish Olympic Triathlon
12.30 pm Start IronKids
2.00 pm Finish IronKids
3.00 pm Start Prize Giving - Taino Beach
4.00 pm Finish Prize Giving - Start Partying
5.00 pm Junkanoo
6.30 pm Sunset Fireworks – Continue Partying
Service by boat is provided by the Balearia from Fort Lauderdale and the Grand Celebration from Palm Beach.
Click here to see special rates offered by the Balearia for competitors.
Note: There is a $50 charge for bikes and a group rate of $220 for up to 12 bikes transported on the Baleria.
Balearia Ferries will create a PROMOTIONAL CODE with a special passenger rate:
- $185.70 Economy Class (taxes included) – Round Trip
- $212.70 Premium Class (taxes included) – Round Trip
- FREE round-trip Bike transportation, departing November 2nd – 3rd, returning November 5th*
*The bikes must be in a soft bag or hard case, they will have to be treated like a carry-on luggage (no like cargo). Any bike without being in a soft bag or hard case will be charged like a regular bike ($100 round trip).
- All bikes has to cleared with customs (customer responsibility prior travel) the form will be CBP form 4457
*Note: There is a $50 charge for bikes and a group rate of $220 for up to 12 bikes transported on the Balearia. The bikes must be in a soft bag or hard case, they will have to be treated like a carry-on luggage (no like cargo). Any bike without being in a soft bag or hard case will be charged like a regular bike ($100 round trip).
- Website - https://www.baleariacaribbean.com
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