For 3 decades the Tarpon Springs Rotary Sprint Triathlon has been one of the most well organized and volunteer supported races run by a professional group of race organizers. This sprint distance race, held the second Saturday of September annually, is a favorite for first timers who come back every year to grow their collection of Tarpon Tri awesome finisher's medals. The race is also a part of the Tampa Bay Rotary Triathlon Series and those who complete all 3 races (Dunedin Tri in June, Tarpon in September, and the Longleaf Tri in October) are all recognized with an end of the year award at the Longleaf Triathlon for your support of local giving by Rotarians who work hard to serve you in service above self. The Tarpon Tri takes place on beautiful Fred Howard Park Beach and the island only hold 600 cars so that is our sell out number! We encourage you to take advantage of the early registration discounts as the race both fills and sells out quickly. We do keep a waiting list after we reach 600 registrants so if you find that registration is closed please immediately email XanaduRaceManagement@gmail.com so that we can add you to the wait list then invite you to register as cancellations come in prior to race week.
Event details and schedule
The race begins with a quarter mile swim at 7:30 a.m. The bike portion of the race (11.8 miles) is scenic taking you across Fred Howard Causeway and into historic Tarpon Springs. Our bike course is one of our favorite ways to showcase our beautiful town. The run ends inside Fred Howard Park with a 5K that takes you back to the finish line right next to transition area. Then the fun begins and it has made this race famous...the post race party food is out of this world and unique to any race you have ever attended. Rotarians bake dozens of homemade cookies and gather food from some of the best Greek restaurants in the world as Tarpon Springs is the hub for one of the most cultural Greek communities. From wraps, to spanikopita, to baklava, we will satisfy your appetite as you cross the finish line. Wash it all down with an ice cold beer at our Michelob Ultra post race extravaganza. Awards are presented 5 deep in standard age groups and the give away's are abundant. There is a good reason this race has existed since triathlon was established over 30 years ago and once you attend this year's Tarpon Triathlon you will clearly see why it has achieved national recognition! We will see you Saturday, September 10, 2016!
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Map & Direction
Fred Howard Park Tarpon Springs, FL1700 Sunset DriveTarpon Springs, FL 33755