A SUMMER event is set to attract people from across the country helping to ‘put Rhyl on the map’ and boost the town.
Xtra Mile Events, which sets up a host of sporting challenges, believes the facilities in Rhyl are suited to bring its triathlon to the town.
Simon Hill, who runs the Altringham-based family business with his wife, Gemma Herbertson, said: “The facilities in Rhyl are superb and we will just develop it over the next two or three years.
He added: “To find a facility as good as this - it was a no-brainer, it’s great.”
The June 9 event which will begin and end at the Marine Lake will consist of a swim in the lake, then a cycle towards Dyserth and back, followed by a run to Rhyl Golf Course and back.
Rhyl regeneration officer Carol Evans said: “The event is brilliant for the town.
“It will bring people in to Rhyl and hopefully generate repeat visits.
“It is all about selling the town to visitors as well as supporting the community.
“We know that Xtra Mile has organised triathlons that have been a huge success, so we wanted the same for this town and to put Rhyl on the map.”
Mr Hill said he has put on similar events in Colwyn Bay, and also Llandudno, which has this year seen more than 1,000 people sign up in a world qualifier event.
Those taking part will compete to advance in to the world championships, which take place in London this September.
“The event has sparked a lot of interest,” said Mr Hill. “Over 60 triathletes from across the country have entered already.
“About 85% of the people who have signed up are from outside Denbighshire, so it would be great if a few local residents were to take part.”
Mr Hill added he will also look to involve community groups to help marshals the event.
If you would like to sign up for the event or get involved visit www.xtramileevents.com.