The 33rd annual sprint distance triathlon will be held at the beautiful Blue Springs Recreation Park, 5461 Blue Springs Road in Marianna, Florida on Saturday, July 7th, 2018 (the first and closest Saturday to July 4th to celebrate a great American holiday).
This is a sprint triathlon: 0.25 swim, 10 mile bike, and 5K run. This race is great for first-time triathletes, beginners and 'fat tire' riders.
SWIM (0.25 mile) takes place in a spring water (68F, wetsuits are allowed).
BIKE (10 miles) is a fast, fun, out and back ride.
RUN (5K=3.1mile) start on a road and leads onto a clay fun safe road.
New in 2018 - FAMILY WAVE - this wave will start at 7:06 AM, 3 minutes after the women's wave. The purpose of this wave is to give parents an opportunity to ACCOMPANY their kids while they complete their first triathlon. Please note important points about this category/ wave - * no child will be allowed on the course alone, * this is not a kids' race but a FAMILY WAVE, * the parents participating in this wave will not be eligible for standard age group, there will be FAMILY AWARDS for the parent-child teams, * both - the child and the parent must be registered, * the child is to register under YOUTH MY FIRST TRI category, the parent is to sign up under INDIVIDUAL TRIATHLON and answer YES to the option to drop out of the age group awards to join a YOUTH participant. Please contact the race if you have questions about this wave.
Event details and schedule Packet pick-up and body marking begin at 5:30 am (CST) at the Park on the day of the race.
Race starts at 7:00 with the ALL MEN WAVE follow by ALL WOMEN WAVE at 7:03 AM (CST).
Awards ceremony will take place after the last athlete crosses the finish line.
All athletes registered on June 25th will be guaranteed a t-shirt of the desired size. After June 25th we can only guess and order random sizes that may not fit you. If you love race t-shirts – please register ahead of time!
**THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!!** No Friday packet pick up; keeping it simple - get your packet race morning.
This race is not sanctioned by USAT.
Our waiver - this is, by a 30-some year tradition fun, laid back, relaxed race. If you are competitive, you will have a fantastic training race. If you're beginner, you will catch the bug of triathlon and never let go. Most importantly, we will celebrate America's birthday, swim-bike-run and have some fun!
Your waiver - t(hat is a real one) - please read it here