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Mounts Bay Prepares for Festival of Sport

Mounts Bay Prepares for Festival of Sport

Festival of Sport CornwallIt’s just two months to go until the UK’s first Festival of Sport takes place in Cornwall – a new annual three day festival to be held in Mount’s Bay.
Competitors of all abilities will be welcome to Cornwall to participate in this exciting new destination event, which will consist of a combination of triathlon, sportive cycling (long distance cycling road race), an off road enduro cycling, open water swimming and a beach run, as well as live music, beach sports and much more festival fun.
The Festival of Sport Cornwall will take place from September 14th – 16th with events situated over some of the most entrancing coastal landscape of the St Aubyn Estates and against the stunning scenery around St Michael’s Mount in Mount’s Bay.
The 2012 Festival of Sport Cornwall will be organised by the Participate Sport team, who have previously delivered world class events including; London Triathlon, Abu Dhabi Triathlon, Etape Caledonia, Run to the Beat and the Barcelona Triathlon, ensuring that the core sporting activity will be delivered to the highest of standards.
With distances on offer to cater for all abilities, the schedule of events will also allow competitors to enter various activities over the weekend.
The three day sporting schedule guarantees competitors to have an exceptional sporting experience and also offers value for money for all the family, with Festival Fun and Beach Sports included in the event entry fee.
Will Greenwood and Austin Healy, England rugby legends and Festival of Sport partners with Super Skills Travel said “We have already signed up to be part of the triathlon team relay.  We will be down for the weekend with our families and will challenge anyone to take on the SST team.  It should be a huge amount of fun.”
Wings for Life is the official charity and competitors will be encouraged to fundraise for their ground breaking spinal cord injury research.
Alongside the main sporting activities, the Festival of Sport Cornwall will deliver entertainment for both participants and visitors alike.  Highlights will include live music and entertainment, locally sourced food by Jamie Oliver Catering, a beer tent and bar by Cornwall’s award-winning independent family brewers, St Austell Brewery.
In addition, there will be sporting activity of a more relaxed nature with Touch Rugby, Gig Rowing, Beach Volleyball, Netball and Coasteering all on offer.  As with all good Festivals, camping and showers will be a big feature and set up no further than 100m away from the main site.
Launched in the UK’s exciting Olympic year, the festival will be hosted against the backdrop of the stunning St Michael’s Mount in an area of outstanding natural beauty and the event village, start and finish lines, beach sports, live music and entertainments, camping and car parking will all be conveniently located and staged within a few hundred metres proximity, ensuring all viewpoints and amenities are within easy access.
Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall said: “In 2012 Cornwall will be celebrating the Olympic year with a host of sporting events both on land and the water and the Cornwall Festival of Sport will be one of the sporting highlights. Cornwall’s natural environment with its dramatic landscapes and seascapes creates the perfect arena for participants and spectators of the Cornwall Festival of Sport 2012. The swimming and triathlon element of the event will take place around the iconic St Michael’s Mount, making the event unique in the world of competitive open water swimming.”

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