Saturday, October 22, 2016. 2/3 GFT - 8:30am Start; 1/3 GFT - 9:00am Start!
Clermont Waterfront Park, Clermont, Florida. Clermont is centrally located just 22 miles west of Orlando at the junction of US 27 and SR 50. Major Orlando tourist attractions are only 30 minutes away and the ocean beaches are just an hour away. Orlando International Airport is 40 minutes southeast of Clermont.
Swim: A 1.6 or .8 mile swim in picturesque Lake Minneola, designated as "Outstanding Waters" by the State of Florida. Projected water temperature: 72-80. The swim course is .8 miles long. Full dsitance athletes complete 3 laps of the course, 2/3 distance swimmers complete 2 laps, and 1/3 distance swimmers complete 1 lap of the course. Swim cut-off for all events is at 10:15am. wave. Participants still swimming after the cut-off time will not be allowed to continue.
Bike: A 37/74 mile course consisting of 1 or 2 laps of the Great Floridian Bike Course. 2/3 distance athletes bike two laps and 1/3 distance cyclists complete one lap of the course. No major elevation changes, but expect numerous rolling hills and a steep but short climb up Sugarloaf Mountain. Technical support teams will travel the course and support/aid stations will be located approximately 10-12 miles apart. There is no bike course cut-off for the short course.
Run: The 8.7/17.4 mile course, which is on the South Lake Trail, takes you along the Southern shore of Lake Minneola and than out into tree canopied portions of the trail in rural Clermont. Support/aid stations will be located approximately one mile apart. Each support station is equipped with water, Gatorade, ice, cola (defizzed). There is no run course cutoff time for the Short course.
Course Maps: 2016 course maps along with previous year's course maps are located HERE.
With three Triathlon distances, three Aqua Bike distances, multiple Relay Team Options, and two Open Water Swims, the GFT offers athletes of all abilities a chance to compete! Click here to view all event Options.
Open to individuals 14 years of age or older on race day and two or three person relay teams. The Great Floridian Triathlon is an event designed for experienced triathletes only. The right to accept or reject any entry is reserved. Please be aware that there are several cut-off times during the event that all participants must adhere to. Failure to meet cut-off times will result in disqualification and removal from the course.
More than 400 volunteers from numerous Central Florida civic organizations are committed to make your race a safe and memorable experience.
INDIVIDUALS - Attractive awards presented to the top three overall finishers, top masters finishers, top three finishers in each age group, and the top three Clydesdale/Athena finishers (Men 225 lbs., Women 165 lbs.) ages 18-39 and 40 & over.
RELAY TEAMS - Attractive awards presented to the top three teams in each division: male, female, and mixed.
Participant t-shirt, commemorative item, race packet, free post-race massage, Pasta Dinner, Breakfast, swim cap, post-race refreshments, complete race results and other goodies. Official individual finishers will receive a Great Floridian Endurance Festival finisher's medal and T-shirt.
Average temperature on race day: Low 65 - high 85.
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