#BAARK! – Bahamas Alliance for Animal Rights and Kindness – has announced the date for its annual Powerade Potcakeman Triathlon.
#Now in its 10th year, the triathlon will take place on Sunday, March 5 at Jaws Beach starting at 7:30am.
#The race features a 750m swim, 12-mile bike and 5K run. There are also two junior categories (ages 11-12 and 13-15) and two puppy categories (ages 8 and under and 9 – 10).
#The triathlon is a family-fun event which has grown to become the largest race of its kind in the Bahamas with over 200 racers, attracting participants from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Panama and the UK.
#BAARK! has partnered with Powerade, the title sponsor of the triathlon. The event is sanctioned by the Bahamas Triathlon Association and is a qualifier for the CARIFTA Triathlon in August.
#The goal of the triathlon is to raise $30,000 to support the spay and neuter work of Baark! In 2022, Baark! completed approximately 4,500 spay and neuters; its goal is to perform between 5,000-7,000 spay and neuter surgeries annually. The five-year goal is a minimal number of unwanted dogs and cats, resulting in safer and cleaner communities.
#Funds raised from the Potcakeman Triathlon will go to support the operational costs of Baark!
#Baark! was founded in 2009 with the mission to carry out spay/neuter and education projects to reduce the homeless dog and cat population and end the unnecessary suffering of dogs and cats in The Bahamas.