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UK’s first festival of sport launches in Cornwall

Unique three day sporting festival confirmed for 14-16 September 2012 and includes tri, sportive and much more

September 14th – 16th 2012 will see the UK’s first Festival of Sport Cornwall, a new annual three day festival open to all, held in Mount’s Bay in West Cornwall.

Competitors of all abilities will be welcome to the South West to participate in this exciting new destination event, which will consist of a high-octane combination of triathlon, sportive cycling (long distance cycling road race), an off road 6 and 4 hour Enduro, Open Water Swimming and a Beach Run as well as live music, beach sports and much more festival fun 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, Marazion.

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.

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.”

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 (with headline music and comedy acts to be announced), locally sourced food by Jamie Oliver Catering, a beer tent and bar by Cornwall’s award-winning independent family brewers, St Austell Brewery, a Sporting Expo and renowned keynote speakers including sports nutritionalists, trainers and physiologists. 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.

For more information and to register for the Festival of Sport – Cornwall, visit www.festivalofsport.net.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.