Survival tips for Triathlon Weekend

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Canal closure, road travel, best places to park and watch

By Jonathan L’Ecuyer
Staff Writer– Gloucester Daily Times

After more than a year of planning, thousands of spectators are expected to descend upon downtown Gloucester this weekend to cheer on the nearly 900 athletes participating in the city’s inaugural triathlon.

Formulating the most effective parking and spectator viewing plans was no small task for triathlon organizers, but with help from Gloucester Police, the Public Works Department, numerous volunteers and even the Coast Guard, the city believes it is fully prepared to safely handle the onslaught of humanity.

The Gloucester Triathlon, the brainchild of Gloucester native and professional triathlete Janda Ricci-Munn and Bill Burnett of Cohasset, has engaged the community in a special way, said Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association (GFAA) co-President Dick Wilson.

“The cooperation we’ve received from everybody in the community has been phenomenal,” Wilson said yesterday.

According to Burnett, the inaugural race field has closed; it boasts 26 relays teams of two or three people and 797 individual competitors.

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