to Galloway Captiva Triathlon participants
(August 31, 2012 -Fort Myers, FL) – The second annual Galloway Captiva Triathlon puts a focus on fun and fitness – and so will the food being provided to more than 750 adult, 140 children, and 100 volunteers participating, thanks to the support of Jason’s deli and the healthy fare it’s preparing for race participants in the Sept. 15-16 event.
"It’s exactly where we want to be,” said Diana Willis, co-owner of the Southwest Florida Jason’s deli restaurants and catering company. “We represent good food to impact the health of our community, and we’re pleased to also support CCMI (the benefiting charity for the event) in its quest to serve the hungry and homeless in Southwest Florida.”
“It’s important that our athletes and volunteers are well nourished after the race,” said Race Director Kate Gooderham. “Jason’
Last year, Parent’s Magazine recognized Jason’s Deli as the #1 family restaurant chain in the nation. That award was based on an analysis of the food’s content, including: calories, fat, saturated fat and sodium. Editors then looked at the quality of the ingredients (such as whether organic milk or antibiotic–free chicken were offered), and conveniences like call-ahead seating, online ordering, crayons to keep the kids busy, and availability of high chairs and booster seats.
This award is attributed to the quality ingredients, a fresh kids’ menu and a few innovative moves by Jason’s deli. In 2009 Jason’s deli became the first national restaurant to ban high fructose corn syrup in its food. In 2010 went a step further, eliminating artificial colors and dyes from its menu. The motivation for these changes started in the late 1990’s when Jason’s deli began researching the removal of artificial trans fats from the menu. “Our menu is truly healthy, for children and their parents,” Willis added.
In Southwest Florida, participating Jason’s Deli locations include:
• Fort Myers: 13550 Reflection Parkway at Cypress Lake Drive;
• Cape Coral: 2311 Santa Barbara near Veterans Pkwy;
• Port Charlotte: 1100 El Jobean (State Road 776 at U.S. 41)
About Jason’s Deli: Founded by an Italian family in 1976, the Beaumont, TX-based restaurant chain has nearly 225 delis in 28 states. Jason’s deli is currently No. 1 in sales among fast, casual restaurant chains with fewer than 300 locations (QSR Magazine, January 2009).
About the event: The Galloway Captiva Triathlon at South Seas Island Resort is a weekend family, fun and fitness event comprised of two children’s triathlons on Sept. 15 (ages 6-9: 100 yard swim, 1.5 mile bike, 0.5 mile run; ages 10-13: 200 yard swim, 3 mile bike, 1 mile run) and an adult sprint triathlon on Sept. 16 (swim 440 yards [0.25 mile], bike 10 miles, run 3.1 miles [5K].) All events will take place on Captiva Island. The event, which expanded its registration limits for its second year, is sold out with a wait list for entries.
For more information on the triathlon, go to www.captivatri.org. For more information on Jason’s Deli, go to www.jasonsdeli.com.