Triathlon Events 2015 along the Emerald Coast!

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A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines. While many variations of the sport exist, triathlon, in its most popular form, involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed “transitions” between the individual swim, cycle, and run components. The word “triathlon” is of Greek origin from τρεῖς or treis (“three”) and ἆθλος or athlos (“contest”).

Did you know that The 29th Annual Triathlon will be held August 22, 2015? Over 800 athletes will compete in a half-mile Gulf of Mexico swim, a 20-mile bike ride along Scenic Highway 30-A, and a four-mile run through Miramar’s beach and bayside community. We hope to see you there. It is going to be a lot of fun! Here is some information about the actual course.

SWIM COURSE:
Athletes will have 45 minutes to complete the swim portion of the race. Please note, the swim takes place in open water and conditions can vary from calm to rough. You should be prepared and able to independently complete the distance in the allotted time as you will not be allowed to continue the race if you do not make the cut off. Follow the buoys during the entire swim course. Keep all buoys on your left by swimming to the right of each buoy. For your safety, certified water safety personnel will be monitoring the swim course with kayaks and rescue craft. The swim starts on the beach, approximately 1/2 mile west of The Beach House restaurant. Participants should proceed to the swim no later than 6:15 am. Be sure you start with other competitors wearing the same color swim cap and in your correct division.

BIKE COURSE:
Each athlete is required to wear an approved helmet during the bike segment. You must have your helmet securely fastened on your head before you mount and dismount your bike. Drafting and blocking (impeding the progress of passing cyclists) are not permitted during the race. USAT officials will monitor the bike course and strictly enforce these rules.

RUN COURSE:
Water stations are located at the turnaround and throughout the run course. Each station will be stocked with water. You must complete the entire course. The run course officially closes at 10:00am.  All participants still on the course at this time must be on the sidewalk.  Participants who continue on their own will assume all risks and must adhere to local traffic laws.

THE AWARDS PARTY:
The awards party begins as soon as you cross the finish line! Be sure to stick around for live music, fruit, food and beer. Awards Ceremony will follow the race on the “The Beach House” pool deck beginning at 10:30am. There are two beer tickets on your race bib contained in your packet. Please join us at the post race party at The Beach House pool deck and use these tickets to claim your complimentary beer to celebrate your accomplishment.

Some information was taken from Sandestin.com & Wikepedia.com
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