Tallahassee is known for its explosions of springtime floral blooms and Alfred B Maclay State Park is the best place in town to witness nature's beauty. A partnership with the Friends of Maclay Gardens, allows Red Hills Triathlon access to this beautiful state park for one Saturday every year.
The Park's recreation area provides the venue for the transition area and post race party. The 1/3 mile swim takes place in the fresh waters of Lake Hall, with water temperatures normally in the high 60's. The new bike course is a huge hit! Redesigned in 2016, the bike course leaves the Park and heads out on the scenic paved hills of northern Tallahassee for two, 9-mile loops, making for an 19.3 mile course. The 5k run takes place inside the Park. The run course is mostly paved, but does include a segment of off road trail.
All registrants will receive a quality tech t-shirt.
All finishers will receive a beautiful commemorative medal.
There will be a post race celebration with age group and overall winners receiving unique, hand made, pottery created by Tallahassee's own local artist, Brian Bachman.
With its 17 year history, Red Hills Triathlon has earned a reputation for being a tough, but safe, well orgainzed event. Join us in 2017, and find out why!
Event details and schedule
Packet Pickup: Friday, March 24, 2017, noon-6p EST
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
3540 Thomasville Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Packet pickup on Friday & Saturday is at the recreation area pavillion. You will be allowed entry to pickup your packet. If you plan to stay inside the park on Friday after you receive your packet, you must pay the entrance fee at the gate. Please support Florida Parks!
Saturday (race day) March 25, 2017 RACE BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 7:30AM EST
*PACKET PICKUP ONLY*
5:30am-7:00am EST at Maclay Gardens (Race Site)NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION Athletes may only pick up their own packets. Under no circumstances may an athlete pick up a packet for another person. USA Triathlon will insist that you require every athlete to attend packet pickup so their membership status and photo ID can be verified.
THE TRANSITION AREA WILL CLOSE AT 730A EST, WHEN THE RACE BEGINS
A portion of the proceeds of the Red Hills Triathlon will be donated to the The Friends of Maclay State Park and Gardens.
The Red Hills Triathlon reserves the right to cancel the race or start at a later time. This would only be done for inclement weather, emergencies, or natural disasters. In the event of a cancellation there will be no refunds of entry fees. In the event of a cancellation for any other reason there will be no refund of entry fees. Entry fees cannot be transferred to another individual.
All USAT rules will be in effect.
Helmets must meet or exceed the safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
ALL COMPETITORS MUST SIGN THE USAT WAIVER!!
Photo ID: ALL athletes are required to show photo ID. NO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS. Every single participant in the race must have a photo ID.
- Awards are handmade Pottery by local artist Brian Bachman
- Top 3 Overall, Male and Female
- First Masters, Male and Female
- First Grand Masters, Male and Female
- Five Year Age Groups, Top 3 Male and Female
- Top 3 Clydesdale (220+)/Athena (165+), 15-39,and 40+
- Top Male Relay, Top Female Relay, Top Mixed Relay
Additional Things to know:
There will be volunteers to direct you to parking at the State Park. Please follow their instructions. It is extremely dark inside the park on race morning. The walk from the parking lot to the transition area is approximately 1/4 - 1/2 mile. Be prepared and do NOT STOP and hold up traffic off-loading at transition. The walk from the parking lot as well as the transition area is very dark. Bring a flashlight or wear a headlamp.
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