2018 Fort De Soto Series Triathlon l Duathlon l Aquabike
TRI FORT DESOTO | SPRINT & INTERNATIONAL
SPRINT TRIATHLON: Swim .25 mi | Bike 10 mi | Run 3.1 mi
INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON: Swim .5 mi | Bike 20 mi | Run 6.2 mi
INTERNATIONAL AQUABIKE: Swim .5 mi| Bike 20 mi
SPRINT DUATHLON: Run 1 mi | Bike 10 mi | Run 3.1 mi
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Multirace is proud to present the 7th Annual Fort De Soto Triathlon Series. Named America’s top beach for the last two years by Trip Adviser, Fort DeSoto Park gives triathletes a beautiful Gulf Coast swim, an automobile-free bike course and a multi-terrain running course. Fort DeSoto Park, south of St. Petersburg, Florida is five interconnected islands that are home to beach plants, mangroves, wetlands, and over 300 species of birds. The natural beauty will inspire athletes along the course.
Spectators and athletes will have a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico as they wait to begin the Fort DeSoto Triathlon & Duathlon. Swimmers can warm up in the Gulf before the race starts so they are well acclimated to the temperature and current, as insignificant as it may be. Swimmers will have a running start to hit the water for their sprint (1/4 mile) or international (.5 mile) distance swim. For those who prefer not to swim, a duathlon is an option for the sprint distance, exchanging the swim portion for a 1 mile run instead. Athletes can expect water temperatures in the 80s, so the swim will not be wetsuit legal. After dominating the swim, athletes will run up the beach to transition, where friends and family can cheer them on. The bike course awaits.
The park provides a sanctuary for cyclists as it is automobile-free. There is no traffic, except for your fellow cyclists. The sprint distance athletes will complete a 10- mile lap around the park, and the international distance competitors will complete two laps. The course is flat, with minimal turns and a beautiful view of the Gulf and park’s natural landscape. For the beginner or the accomplished triathlete, this bike course will give any rider great confidence in their performance.
After the bike course has been completed, athletes will experience the park on foot. The terrain varies throughout the course, moving from pavement to hard-packed sand. These changes and the heat create a challenge for the runner. We recommend that athletes prepare for the warmer temperatures with proper hydration and nutrition. The trails through Fort De Soto park will give the runners a lot to take in but nothing more than the finish line, where friends and family will be cheering them on. All our finishers receive a medal to be proud of. We believe it’s a great accomplishment to finish a triathlon and duathlon.
Fort DeSoto Triathlon Series is a trilogy offered up through the summer. Athletes can compete in one event or all of them. Starting July 8th, athletes will be able to test their limits and see their performance improve over the next 2 months with our August 19th, and October 21st races.
(Series race #1) Friday, July 6th 3-7 pm, (Series race #2) Friday August 17th 3-7 pm, (Series race #3) Friday September 14th 3-7pm
PreRace Clinic (recommended for first-timers) offered at 6pm.
Clearwater Bicycle Company
1498 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33755
You may pick up your packets, race numbers, and t-shirts early to avoid lines on race day. PER USAT RULES – ALL TRIATHLETES & DUATHLETES MUST PICK UP THEIR OWN PACKET – NO EXCEPTIONS. All relay team members must be present to pick up a relay packet. Please bring your receipt from online registration. All triathletes & duathletes must present their annual USAT license at packet pickup along with a photo ID.
*Timing chips can only be picked up on race morning however, this is very quick with no lines or waiting.
MultiRace uses the latest in Dual Frequency RFID Chip Timing Technology to ensure the fastest most accurate timing & scoring in the industry. We display your results virtually instantly on our large screen Live Results Monitors and offer result print-outs as well. Detailed race results are emailed to all participants immediately after the race and includes links for finisher certificates, award mailing, photos, & finish line video (when available). Live Tracking Link is available with split & finish times updated in real time for each participant. MultiRace is the industry leader when it comes to timing & scoring your results!
Awards & Race Shirts
All finishers will receive a custom designed finisher’s medal declaring you as a triathlon or duathlon finisher! We feel that finishing a triathlon or duathlon of any distance is a great accomplishment that you should be proud of. This is just another reason to race with MultiRace! In addition, awards are given to the top 3 finishers in all categories. Those receiving overall and master awards are removed from their age groups, bumping everyone else up in the age group standings. There is no double dipping. If you qualify for overall, you cannot get another award for masters overall or your age group. Pro-Elite participants only qualify for overall awards. All participants will also receive a custom designed Race Shirt at Packet Pickup. Collect them all!
USAT Sanctioned Event
MultiRace is proud to announce that all 2018 Triathlon/Duathlon events will be sanctioned by the USAT!
2018 Fort De Soto Series Triathlon l Duathlon l Aquabike
Volunteers are always needed for the following tasks:
- Setup (day before race)
- On-Course: Water Stations, Finish Line, Back-up Timing and more
- Breakdown and Cleanup
It will be necessary to fill out and supply a USAT volunteer waiver, available to download here (PDF) when volunteering at our triathlons and duathlons. In order to insure your race credit is applied, please check-in and check-out with the volunteer coordinator, and give them your name, birthdate, phone number, and email address. Race credits are cumulative and never expire!