After discussions with several park officials it has been concluded there's no guarantee that the social distancing rules will allow events of this size to assemble by the May 30th date we had planned. Like you we are ready to race and we want to be safe and act responsibly.
With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases occurring both locally and statewide, and current guidelines discouraging any gatherings of more than 50 people, we cannot hold the event in July. We regret this decision is necessary and will reschedule the event. An email regarding deferral to 2021 will be sent early this week.
The 35th Annual Escape from Fort Desoto Triathlon, Duathlon, and Aquabike is rescheduled for September 26th, 2020. Top Gun Triathlon will likely be December 5th or 12th.
We are busy working out all the details in making this event happen this year. We will have more specific information early next week and there will be options to transfer to the Top Gun or Lycra and Lace races, or to the 2021 Escape from Fort Desoto Triathlon.
Thank you for patience as we work through this. This is going to be another great race and we look forward to seeing you out at the fort in May.
Welcome new and returning Escape participants! 2020 marks the 35th year for the Escape from Ft. De Soto Triathlon.
To those of you who have done the event before, welcome back! To those new to the event, you may be interested to know that the park is ranked one of the top-ten beaches in the United States; nine hundred unspoiled acres surround you. First timers, we anticipate that you will have a great first triathlon at Ft. De Soto. To all, we ask that you enjoy the surroundings and please leave the park cleaner than you found it. The Run portion of this event is 3.4 miles.
The Triathlon Distance is a 1/2 Mile Swim, a 10 Mile Bike, and a 3.4 mile Run on a marked course
The Duathlon Distance is a 1.5 Mile Run, a 10 Mile Bike, and a 5K Run on a marked course. Top 5 male/female awards.
The Aquabike is a 1/2 Mile Swim followed by a 10 mile bike
REGISTER NOW TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS! One Garmin Swim 2, one S-Works Prevail II bike helmet with ANGi, one Crossroads 1.0 Bike, one S-Works Evade bike helmet with ANGi, and one Garmin fēnix 6X - Pro Solar Editiion - Titanium with Vented Titanium Bracelet These are great prizes! To be eligible to win one of these you just need to be registered in the Escape Tri, Du, or Aquabike by March 24th. Winners will be drawn Wednesday night, March 25th, and will be available at the Outspokin Bicycle shop in Clearwater for packet pickup. There will be 5 lucky winners (one of each item) so enter now to get in the drawing! Visit the race website for more details.
Amenities Pre/post race parties & entertainment Age group awards 3 deep in ages 15-19 up to 80 and over. Relays 3 deep in each category Finishers medals to all participants who complete either event Closed course of racing in Ft De Soto Last Toll booth paid for by Thunderbolt Multisport Parking fee in the park paid by Thunderbolt Multisport USAT Sanctioned event
Results & finish line by Florida Road Race Management.
Packet Pickup Information
THURSDAY September 24th 12:00PM-6:00PM Outspokin Bicycles Clearwater 2241 Gulf to Bay, Clearwater. Fl, 33765
FRIDAY September 25th 12:00PM TO 6:00PM Outspokin Bicycles Clearwater 2241 Gulf to Bay, Clearwater. Fl, 33765
Race morning 6:15am packet pick up opens.
You must furnish a photo ID and proof of current USAT membership. If you do not have USAT membership you will be required to purchase a one-day license. Per our sanction agreements you can only pick up and sign the waiver for yourself. You are not able to pick up someone else's packet.
All relay team members must be present at the same time to pick up your packet. Substitution of a relay team member will not be permitted.
Refund Policy The Escape from Ft De Soto Triathlon reserves the right in the event of inclement weather, emergency, or natural disaster to cancel the race or move to a later time. In the event of cancellation, there will be no refund of entry fees. However, the USAT fee, if pre-paid, will be refunded.