The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust (CELT), a Maine non-profit organization committed to the conservation and stewardship of distinctive lands cherished by the Cape Elizabeth community, and OA Centers for Orthopaedics, the medical sponsor for the event, today announced details for the 6th Annual Noyes Hall & Allen CELT Challenge Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon, Cape Elizabeth’s only triathlon. The event will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 9:00AM at Cape Elizabeth High School. Interested participants may register at http://www.capelandtrust.org/triathlon.
Noyes, Hall & Allen, a locally owned, independent Maine insurance agency with a long family history of serving the Greater Portland community, is the named sponsor for the event, which attracts more than 250 athletes from across Southern Maine and New England.
“Noyes Hall & Allen has supported the CELT Challenge since its inception in 2005,” said Chris Franklin, executive director of the Land Trust. “They have been a wonderful sponsor for this signature event, which has become a tradition among athletes in the area, both from Cape Elizabeth and throughout Southern Maine and New England.”
The Noyes, Hall & Allen CELT Challenge features a triathlon (swim-bike-run) and a duathlon (run-bike-run). The triathlon consists of a 425-yard pool swim, a 14-mile bike ride and 3-mile cross-country trail run, while the duathlon replaces the swim with an additional 1.5-mile trail run, followed by the bike and the run. Teams of two or three people may also sign up and compete in either the triathlon or the duathlon.
“We are pleased to help make this day of fun, family-friendly competition possible,” said Tom Noyes, president of Noyes, Hall and Allen. “The CELT Challenge continues to grow in popularity each year, and we are looking forward to another terrific turnout. We are also pleased to help the Land Trust bring attention to its important mission of ‘Saving Cape’s Great Places.’” Saving Cape’s Great Places is a multi-year planning and fundraising initiative designed to identify, preserve and protect lands cherished by the Cape Elizabeth community.
In addition to the Noyes, Hall and Allen Insurance, the CELT Challenge has received strong sponsorship support for the event. CELT is pleased to announce the following sponsors for this years’ event:
OA Centers for Orthopaedics
Returning as our Medical Sponsor, OA Centers for Orthopaedics is the premier orthopedic practice in Maine and one of the country’s leading innovators in orthopedics. The orthopaedic specialists at OA include 23 physicians and surgeons are highly specialized in areas such as sports medicine; hand surgery; joint reconstruction of the hip, knee and shoulder; medical and surgical treatment of the spine; foot and ankle surgery; and complex fracture treatment.
OA—Experience in Motion!
We are pleased to have Cycle Mania of Portland return as our Equipment Sponsor for the Noyes, Hall & Allen CELT Challenge this year. Cycle Mania will provide onsite mechanical services for triathlon participants the day of the race. In addition to a top notch service department, Cycle Mania sells and supports bikes and frames from Trek, Cannondale, Specialized and Seven Cycles, as well components, accessories, car racks, rentals, nutritional products and racing wheels by Zipp, Bontrager and Mavic.
Cycle Mania – Since 1981. For more information, visit http://www.orthoassociates.com.
Tri-Maine serves as the race organizer for the Noyes Hall & Allen CELT Challenge. Tri-Maine Productions is an experientially based, entrepreneurial company based out of Portland, ME. It was formed in response to the growing demand for high-quality multisport events in Maine. Tri-Maine Productions owns and/or manages a number of race properties, ranging in scope from local road races to highly complex triathlons with hundreds of competitors. Annually, Tri-Maine events attract over 3,000 athletes, 500 volunteers, and 5,000 spectators. Additionally, the company designs and maintains www.tri-maine.com, which features information about all the Tri-Maine races. For more information, visit http://www.tri-maine.com.
Noyes, Hall & Allen
Based in South Portland, ME, Noyes, Hall & Allen is a locally owned independent insurance agency with a long family history of serving the Greater Portland community. Noyes, Hall & Allen was founded in 2006 as a result of the merger of two of the area’s oldest and largest independent agencies, Blake, Hall & Allen and Noyes and Chapman. Noyes, Hall & Allen provides personal, commercial and healthcare professional liability insurance, partnering with four of the leading national medical malpractice providers. For more information, visit www.noyeshallallen.com.
Both seasoned and aspiring athletes who are interested in participating in the triathlon or duathlon may register at capelandtrust.org/triathlon/. The triathlon is limited to the first 156 registrants, while the duathlon is open to all interested participants.