Naples, Fla. (August 22, 2012) – Although it’s officially sold out, there are still two chances for athletes to enter the 2nd Annual Galloway Captiva Triathlon which will be held September 15-16, 2012. Event sponsor Zehr Center for Orthopaedics is conducting an online contest to award two complementary entries in the event. Contestants go to http://zehrcenter.com/contest, upload a photo and answer the question “Why I want to compete in the Galloway Captiva Triathlon” in 100 words or less. New entries will be uploaded daily for the public to vote on. The winner will be chosen based on a combination of votes and their answer.
The contest runs through midnight September 7, 2012 and the winners will be notified by September 10, 2012. The Galloway Captiva Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and membership in USAT is required to enter the race, so the contest winners will be required to purchase a membership or a one-day waiver. Contest winners will be required to abide by all race rules which can be found online at http://captivatri.org.
The sprint length event will be held at South Seas Resort and includes a ¼ mile swim in the Gulf of Mexico, a 10 mile bike race along the paved island roads of Captiva (which will be closed for this event) and a 5K run along the Gulf, Redfish Pass and the South Seas golf course on a combination hard-sand and paver course.
Running, biking and swimming are all activities that require the hip and knee joints to function properly and pain-free. That’s why Dr. Robert J. Zehr and the Zehr Center for Orthopaedics are sponsoring the Galloway Captiva Triathlon.
“People often think that joint pain is the beginning of the end of their active lifestyle. That’s not necessarily true,” says Dr. Zehr. “There are several treatment options to ease the pain of arthritic joints. And if joint replacement surgery is required, new surgical methods can restore a patient’s activity level and provide a pain-free life.”
ZCO patient Sue Ann Miller plans to compete again this year. In December of 2008 Miller, 63, had her right hip replaced by Dr. Zehr using the direct anterior approach technique. Six months later she was back to competing in sprint triathlons and has participated in several events since, including two half-marathons. You can see Sue Ann run and hear her story in this video.