The last weekend in August will feature “people power” in addition to horsepower at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Athletes representing 30 different countries will take part in the Miami Speed Triathlon presented by Excel Sports Aug. 27-28. Comprised of a sprint and Olympic-distance race, the triathlon will also include a two-day expo that will benefit Haiti’s rebuilding efforts following last year’s devastating earthquake.
“As often is the case with natural disasters, donations tend to wane after the glare of the media spotlight has subsided,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer. “But with thousands of people still in need, it is good to see that people from around the world are still willing to help out Haiti especially with such a strong Haitian community in South Florida.”
In addition to the race, the triathlon will feature the Miami Speed Expo. The two-day expo is inviting retailers and hobbyists to set up shop “swap-meet style” to buy and sell triathlon sport products in the same garage areas that this fall will house drivers battling for NASCAR Championships in the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide, and Camping World Truck Series Nov. 18-20. For ticket information on the Championship finales at HMS, go to HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com or call (866) 409-RACE.
“The Miami Speed Triathlon at the Homestead-Miami Speedway is a premier Sprint and Olympic distance triathlon race,” said Ingrid Da Costa of Excel Sports. “The Sprint race will consist of a 750 meter SWIM, a 20 km BIKE, and a 5 km RUN. The Olympic distance features a 1.5 km SWIM, a one-loop 40 km BIKE course, and a two loop 10 km RUN. Both will allow you to finish the race right at the very same finish line where NASCAR’s best will decide Champions this fall!
“The Miami Speed Expo will attract people between athletes and sport enthusiasts. All exhibitors will make sure that everyone finds something of interest – from triathlon sport products to businesses targeting a high class audience, everyone will have a great time.”
The two-day event will utilize Homestead-Miami Speedway’s 1.5-mile oval, the very asphalt on which NASCAR will crown its Champions this fall the weekend of Nov. 18-20, 2011.