Fort DeSoto Series

Fort DeSoto Series

Fort DeSoto Series

Dates

Sunday, June 02, 2024

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Sunday, August 25, 2024

Sunday, September 29, 2024

Location

Fort DeSoto Park – North Beach
3500 Pinellas Bayway S
St. Petersburg, FL 33715

 

Distances

Sprint Triathlon (S-.25, B-10, R-3.1)

Sprint Duathlon (R-.62, B-10, R-3.1)

Sprint Aquabike (S-.25, B-10)

International Triathlon (S-.5, B-20, R-6.2)

International Aquabike (S-.5, B-20)

 

This course and race series is one of Florida’s favorites. In one race season you have 4 races with exact same distances and stunning location to test your training. Proudly brought to you by Integrity Multisport™.  When you race, be sure that you “Race with Integrity™”.

Athletes will enjoy a salt water swim in full view of spectators.  The bike course is 100% traffic free.  The International distance athletes will complete 2 laps, while the sprint distance will do 1 lap.

The run consists of a scenic out-and-back 5K route through the park.  The sprint athletes will complete 1 lap, while the International distance runners will complete two laps. Spectators will have plenty of opportunity to cheer on athletes as they run down the final finishing chute.

Friends, family & music welcome the athletes through the finish line.  With the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the car free bike course, and a flat run, athletes will have a chance to test their limits and make new PRs on this beautiful course.

Race Day Schedule

  • 5:30-6:30 am – Late Packet Pickup & Bike Check-In
  • 6:50 am – Transition Closes
  • 7:00 am – International Races Begin
  • 7:15 am – Duathlon Begins
  • 7:20 am – Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Aquabike Begin
  • 10:00 am – Transition Security Ends (Please get your bike before the awards ceremony)

Arriving after 6:30 will cause you to miss the race.

Cutoff Times:

  • 8:15 am – International 1/2 way bike cutoff**
  • 9:30 am – International 1/2 way run cutoff**

**Complete the first lap by this time or be directed to the finish. You may still complete the race, but will be disqualified in the results.

There is a 3 hour time limit for the entire course. You need to be able to swim a ½ mile in 20 minutes, bike 15 mph average for 20 miles, and run a 12.5 minute mile average for 6.5 miles to complete the International Distance. If you are faster on the bike, then you have more time for the run. If you cannot average the stated pace/speed, then please join us for the Sprint Distance Triathlon.

Award Times (Please arrive 10 minutes early):

  • 9:10 am – Aquabike Awards
  • 9:20 am – Sprint Duathlon Awards*
  • 9:35 am – Sprint Triathlon Awards*
  • 9:55 am – International Triathlon Awards*

PER USAT RULES – ALL TRIATHLETES & DUATHLETES MUST PICK UP THEIR OWN PACKET – NO EXCEPTIONS. Please bring your receipt from online registration. All triathletes & duathletes must present their annual USAT license at packet pickup along with a photo ID.

Early Packet Pickup

When:

Saturday before each race, 9 am to 12 noon

Where:

Fort DeSoto Park
Shelter #3

(see LOCATION page for directions)

We strongly suggest participants pick up their packets on Saturday as Sunday there will be long lines and limited packet pickup race morning.

 Everyone must pay for parking. Please text “ParkFD2” to 727563. You will receive a text message with a link to pay for parking. You will be able to pay for parking starting at 5:30 am race morning. You can’t pay for parking ahead of time. If you don’t pay for parking, you will receive a $35 parking ticket.

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