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2012 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Triathlon Calling For Volunteers

Seventh Annual Race Challenges With Triple Bridge Course                                 

CLEARWATER, Fla., (June 1, 2012) – Morton Plant Mease Triathlon race organizers are calling for volunteers to help assist approximately 1,000 participants expected to compete in the seventh annual Morton Plant Mease Triathlon on Sunday, June 24, 2012 as they swim, bike and run through scenic Clearwater Beach.

The Morton Plant Mease Triathlon challenges athletes with a triple bridge course and kicks off at 6:50 a.m. with a 1/3-mile open water swim in the Gulf of Mexico off Sand Key Park; a 13-mile bike ride over the Sand Key, Memorial Causeway and Belleair Causeway bridges; and then 3.1-mile run finishing in Sand Key Park.

Volunteers can be part of this exciting event by assisting in positions such as athlete check-in, body marking, course marshal, water stations and finish line. All volunteers will receive a commemorative race T-shirt and access to the hospitality tent. Call (727) 825-1521 or email to sign up for a volunteer position.

Athletes wanting to participate in the Morton Plant Mease Triathlon can visit for online race registration. As of June 1, Registration fees are $80 for individuals and $100 for relay teams.

The race is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and the 2012 USAT Florida Regional Junior Championship is held within the Morton Plant Mease Triathlon. Junior athletes, ages 16 to 19, will compete for the title and for bragging rights as the fastest junior in the region. Some proceeds from the Morton Plant Mease Triathlon will benefit pediatric services at the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease.  

About Morton Plant Mease

Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at


Media Contact: Denise Moore, (727) 461-8538 Phone, (727) 402-5975 Pager