Great Floridian Triathlon

Saturday, October 21, 2017. 7:30am 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 Course:
A 2.4 mile swim in picturesque Lake Minneola, designated as "Outstanding Waters" by the State of Florida. Athletes swim three laps of a .8 mile course. Projected water temperature: 72-80. Swim cut-off is 2 hours and 30 minutes after the start. Participants still swimming after the cut-off time will not be allowed to continue.


Bike Course:
A 3 lap course covering 112 miles along the scenic rural country roads of South Lake County. Expect numerous rolling hills and a steep but short climb up legendary Sugarloaf Mountain. Technical support teams will travel the course and support/aid stations will be located aproximately 10-12 miles apart. The official bike course cut-off is at 6:30 pm. All participants still on the course at that time will not be allowed to continue and will be removed from the course.  


There is also an intermediate cut-off time associated with the 112 mile bike course. The cutoff point is at the the second special needs station at the end of lap 2. All cyclists must reach this location by 4:15 pm or they will not be allowed to continue on the bike course. Click here for additional bike course info.


Run Course:
The 26.2 mile run is a 3 lap course utilizing the South Lake Trail. Support/aid stations will be located approximately one mile apart. Each support station is equipped with water, thirst quencher, ice, sponges, cola (defizzed), fruit and assorted foods. The run course officially closes at 1:00am.


Click here for 2015 course maps.




Open to individuals 18 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.


With three Triathlon distances, three Aqua Bike distances, multiple Relay Team Options, and a 2.4 mile Open Water Swim, the GFT offers athletes of all abilities a chance to compete! Click here to view all event Options.


Entry Fees:



EVENT By 10/31/16 By 12/31/16 By 5/31/17 By 9/30/17 Late
Ultra - Individual  $250 $350 $425 $495 $550
Ultra - Aqua Bike $195 $275 $350 $395 $450
Ultra - Relay $350 $450 $525 $625 $675
2/3 - Individual $175 $250 $295 $350 $395
2/3 - Aqua Bike $150 $195 $250 $295 $350
2/3 - Relay $275 $350 $395 $450 $495
1/3 - Individual $100 $125 $150 $175 $225
1/3 - Aqua Bike $85 $100 $125 $150 $195
1/3 - Relay $150 $225 $250 $275 $325
2.4 Swim $50 $50 $50 $50 $75


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 five overall finishers, top five active military, top masters finishers, top five finishers in each age group, and the top five Clydesdale/Athena finishers (Men 220 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, co-ed.



Participant t-shirt, commemorative item, race packet, free post-race massage, Pasta Dinner, Awards Brunch, swim cap, post-race refreshments, complete race results and other goodies. Official individual finishers will receive a Great Floridian finisher's medal and T-shirt.


Average temperature on race day: Low 65 - high 85.
Current Weather 2 Miles away from Waterfront Park: