Beach Blast TRI & DU offers choices: Sprint or Olympic distance and Triathlon or Duathlon.
Beach Blast happens twice a year - in April (29) and September (9). 2017 will be our 13th year and we hope you join us to celebrate endurance sports and lifestyle! Races take place on the beautiful Gulf Coast and its magical beaches.
BEACH BLAST consists of 4 races; pick yours:
Sprint Triathlon 0.35 mile swim - 15 mile bike - 3.1 mile run
Sprint Duathlon 1.2 mile run - 15 mile bike - 3.1 mile run
Olympic Triathlon 0.7 mile swim - 25 mile bike - 6.2 mile run
Olympic Duathlon 3.1 mile run - 25 mile bike - 6.2 mile run
All 4 races start from the same spot on the beautiful local beach. Please note that the park is located in the Eastern Time Zone (approx a mile from the Central/ Eastern Time Zone line) but to keep organizers and volunteers sane, the races run on CENTRAL TIMES. Olympic races take off at 7:00 am CT and Sprint distance races start at 7:30am CT. Swimmers and runners (duathletes after the first run on the beach) will follow the same course to T1, on the bike, T2, and run. Participants of Sprint distance races will turn around on the bike and run before Olympic participants will. Having 4 races at once makes Beach Blast a unique event and a great destination for a weekend on the beach!
Beach Blast is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. If you are not a member of USA Triathlon, you will need to purchase a one-day licence during the registration process. You can find more information at www.usatriathlon.org.