Palm Beach County’s Triathlon Schedule | Waterfront Properties

Gerald Lombardo
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If you’re upset you missed the recent Loggerhead Triathlon, don’t worry! The Palm Beaches have plenty of others all year round. Whether you're a seasoned Olympic Triathlete, or interested in stepping your 5k up to a sprint triathlon, here are the top 8 triathlons in the Palm Beaches.

Loggerhead Triathlon

Location: Carlin Park, Jupiter FL

Month: August

The Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon produced by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is one of the longest enduring triathlons in the state of Florida. Dating back to 1985, triathletes have made the trip to Jupiter year after year to enjoy the magnificent Oceanside setting, the family-friendly atmosphere, and the competition. The event has become a "must do" on the southeast race circuit and has spawned some of the top triathletes in the United States. In 2018, Jupiter resident Steve Jackson achieved 1st place with a total time of 00:55:15.0.

Course Options:

INDIVIDUAL SPRINT

  • Swim 3/8 mile
  • Bike 13 miles
  • Run 3.1 miles

RELAY

  • Swim 3/8 mile
  • Bike 13 miles
  • Run 3.1 miles

 

Turtleman Triathlon

Location: Carlin Park, Jupiter FL

Month: June

Nestled in the heart of beautiful Jupiter, Florida, you will swim in the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean, ride down the coast with spectacular beach views, and run through scenic Carlin Park. The “Super Sprint” distance is perfect for first-timers and pros alike. Race full throttle to find out who is the fastest, or relax and take in the breathtaking views that Turtleman has to offer. Want to go longer? No problem. The Sprint Distance is just for you! Everyone comes together in the end for a pancake breakfast and celebration! In 2018, Yunior Rosete Torres achieved 1st place with a total time of 00:46:35.0.

Course Options:

SPRINT

  • Swim 600 yards – Atlantic Ocean
  • Bike 10 miles (2 loops) – View Map
  • Run 3.1 miles – View Map

SUPER SPRINT

  • Swim 300 yards – Atlantic Ocean
  • Bike 5 miles – View Map
  • Run 1.2 miles – View Map

 

Chasing Caterpillars Triathlon

Location: Stuart, FL

Month: February

Located in the beautiful city of Stuart, Florida, Chasing Caterpillars Triathlon attracts all levels of triathletes from beginner to the top performers in the state.  Proceeds from the event go to the Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group - and the members of that group help in all phases of the race - as well as having some participation from the kids.  It is a fun for all event, always well attended.  Included in the event is the option for the "Team Challenge" - which pits the local clubs and teams against each other for trophies and bragging rights - teams getting points from their team members podium finishes which are totaled to determine the top teams!

Course Options:

INDIVIDUAL SPRINT

  • Swim 250 meters – pool
  • Bike 11.4 miles
  • Run 3.1 miles

RELAY

  • Swim 250 meters – pool
  • Bike 11.4 miles
  • Run 3.1 miles

 

Florida Olympic Sprint & Olympic Triathlon

Location: Jensen Beach Park, Hutchinson Island, FL

Month: May

Located off the coast of Martin and St. Lucie counties, Hutchinson Island is a barrier island bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Indian River on the west.  Athletes will swim with the current and exit the water just outside of Jensen Beach park, leading into a fairly flat and fast bike course, and an out and back run course. Last year, the Matthew Beattie achieved first place in the Olympic triathlon with a total time of 01:51:35.19.

Course Options:

Half Distance Triathlon

  • Swim 0.25 miles
  • Bike 12.4 miles
  • Run 3.1 miles

Half Distance Duathlon

  • Run 1 mile
  • Bike 12.4 miles
  • Run 3.1 miles

Half Distance Aquabike

  • Swim 1.2 mile
  • Bike 24.8 miles

Olympic Triathlon

  • Swim 0.9 mile
  • Bike 24.8 miles
  • Run 6.2 miles

 

FitKids Triathlon

Location: Gaines Park, West Palm Beach

Month: May

This triathlon is for kids ages 4-14, and encourages the early start of a healthy lifestyle.

Course Options:

TRIKES: 4-6 year olds

  • Swim 25 yards
  • Bike 0.25 miles
  • Run 0.25 miles

JUNIORS: 7-8 year olds

  • Swim 50 yards
  • Bike 1.2 miles
  • Run 0.5 miles

SUPER JUNIORS: 9-10 year olds

  • Swim 100 yards
  • Bike 3.6 miles
  • Run 0.5 miles

SENIORS: 11-12 year olds

  • Swim 150 yards
  • Bike 4.8 miles
  • Run 1 mile

SUPER SENIORS: 13-14 year olds

  • Swim 200 yards
  • Bike 4.8 miles
  • Run 1 mile

 

Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon

Location: Lake Worth Beach Park, Lake Worth, FL

Month: November

The Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon is a USAT Sanctioned sprint triathlon/duathlon/aquabike race on the self-proclaimed most beautiful course in Palm Beach County. Race route includes spectacular ocean vistas and a bike course that includes a bridge challenge along with a fun downtown loop in the fast 13 mile course. Finish with a run that includes a view of the Snook Island preserve and an Intracoastal path as you sail through Bryant Park and Historic neighborhoods. On your return to the beachside you will be awarded category Medals including "Finisher" medals for taking part in this fast race register, and celebrate your accomplishments.

Course Options:

SPRINT TRIATHLON

  • Swim ¼ mile
  • Bike 13 miles
  • Run 3.1 miles

SPRINT DUATHLON

  • Run 1 mile
  • Bike 13 miles

SPRINT TRIATHLON RELAY

  • Swim ¼ mile
  • Bike 13 miles
  • Run 3.1 miles

SPRINT DUATHLON RELAY

  • Run 1 mile
  • Bike 13 miles

 

Tri @ The Y

Location: Peter Blum Family YMCA, Boca Raton, FL

Month: March

The Peter Blum Family YMCA, Run for Funds Florida, Go Athletics Florida and Doghouse Multisport are introduced the first ever Women's Only Triathlon to the South Florida area. This triathlon is for girls and women ages 11 and over.  The triathlon is for beginners and seasoned triathletes alike, and all athletes are welcome.

Course:

  • Swim 150 yards
  • Bike 4 miles
  • Run 1 mile

 

Boca Raton Youth Triathlon

Location: Peter Blum Family YMCA, Boca Raton, FL

Month: April

Run for Funds Florida and The Peter Blum Family YMCA have partnered together to host the Boca Raton Youth Triathlon, a race sanctioned by USA Triathlon. This is open to children ages 5 – 17 and proceeds benefit the Peter Blum Family YMCA youth programs. 

Course Options:

TRIKES: 5-6 year olds

  • Swim 25 yards
  • Bike 1 mile
  • Run 0.5 mile

JUNIORS: 7-8 year olds

  • Swim 50 yards
  • Bike 2 miles
  • Run 1 mile

SENIORS: 9-17 year olds

  • Swim 150 yards
  • Bike 4 miles
  • Run 1 mile

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