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.
Go to www.BeachBlastTriathlon.com to sign up or register here:https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/StJoeBeach/BeachBlastTriathlonDuathlon?remMeAttempt=
Event details and schedule
EVENT SCHEDULE: All times in Beach Blast Triathlon & Duathlon are CENTRAL!
Friday before race
5-8 pm - Race packet pick up at the race site – Beacon Hill Park – 2.5 miles from El Governor Motel – past Mexico Beach. All participants must pick up their packet in person. Beach Blast is sanctined by USA Triathlon and does not allow pick up for other participants.
7:00 pm – Race site – Race meeting for first-timers, teams and anyone interested in course details, last minute changes, USAT rules and other information.
Saturday - Race day
5:30 am - Transition and packet pick up open. Getting ready (bikes placed on first come- first serve basis), body marking, water bottle fill up…etc. Pre-race meetings on the beach (start line) at 6:50 am. All race packets must be picked up at this time. (Beach Blast is sanctined by USA Triathlon and does not allow pick up for other participants.) Only athletes will be allowed in the transition area. Clydesdale/Athena : Weigh-ins will begin at 5:30am at packet pickup at the pavilion and will end at 6:30am. Please do not over dress. You will be asked to remove your shoes. No wetsuits at weigh-in. Failing to weigh in will put you into an appropriate age group.
7:00 am - 1st Wave - Olympic Men
7:03 am - 2nd Wave - Olympic Women
7:30 am – 3rd Wave - Sprint Distance Men
7:33 am - 4th Wave - Sprint Distance Women
Be safe and have a blast!
Go to www.BeachBlastTriathlon.com to sign up or register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/StJoeBeach/BeachBlastTriathlonDuathlon
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