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October 7, 2017
Age Group Draft-Legal World Qualifier
ITU World Cup - Women
Women's Collegiate Triathlon East Regional Qualifier

October 8, 2017
Age Group Non-Draft Open Sprint Triathlon (SOLD OUT)
ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
ITU World Cup - Men

Location: Nathan Benderson Park
Registration Closes on Oct. 3 at 11:59 p.m. MT
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Due to the level of algae in the lake at Nathan Benderson Park following uncontrollable recent weather conditions, all races at the Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival will be shifted from triathlons (swim-bike-run format) to duathlons (run-bike-run format). The schedule and start times for all events will remain the same.
Updated course maps are now available by clicking the "Course Maps" button at the top of this page or by
clicking here.


See you in Sarasota!

Take part in an exciting weekend of racing and watch top international triathletes compete at the first annual Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival on October 7-8. Nathan Benderson Park is the site of this two-day celebration of all things triathlon, with racing opportunities for, age-group, collegiate and elite athletes alike.

Registration is now open for the USAT Age Group Draft-Legal Sprint Triathlon World Qualifier and Age Group Non Draft Legal Open Sprint Triathlon. Register today to be a part of one of the nation's largest multisport festivals!

Hurricane Update: Many homes and businesses suffered damage and power loss due to high winds and the storm’s intensity. Nathan Benderson Park was minimally impacted by the storm and much of the repairs and cleanup have already been completed.  Please rest assured that we are confident that this will have no effect on the upcoming event.  

Pre-race Webinars - Age Group Athletes

All age group athletes are encouraged to watch the pre-race webinars. Recorded by Age Group Race Director Brian D'Amico, these presentations will cover everything you need to know for a successful race.

Draft-Legal Triathlon World Qualifier

Non-Draft Open Sprint Triathlon

Athlete Guide - Age Group Athletes

Click here to download the Age Group Athlete Guide, which includes key event information for both the Age Group Draft-Legal World Qualifier and the Non-Draft Open Sprint Triathlon. 

Non-Draft Open Sprint Triathlon - Sold Out

The Non-Draft Open Sprint on Sunday, Oct. 8 is SOLD OUT. We are currently forming a waitlist in the event spots become available. If you would like to join the waitlist or if you are currently registered and wish to drop out, please review the information on the registration page.


Hundreds of age group, collegiate and elite triathletes will compete in sprint and standard distance events. The highlight of the weekend will be the ITU World Cup competition, featuring the world’s fastest triathletes competing head-to-head for the chance to share a $60,000 prize purse.

Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival Events:

  • USAT Age Group Draft-Legal Sprint Triathlon World Qualifier
    • 2.5km Run / 18km Bike / 5km Run
  • USAT Age Group Non-Draft Open Sprint Triathlon
    • 2.5km Run / 18km Bike / 5km Run
  • Women’s Collegiate Triathlon East Regional Qualifier
    • 2.5km Run / 18.3km Bike / 5km Run
  • ITU World Cup & USAT Elite National Championship
    • 5km Run / 36.6km Bike / 10km Run
  • ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
    • 2.5km Run / 18km Bike / 5km Run

The 2017 USA Triathlon Elite National Championship will occur in conjunction with the ITU World Cup races. The top USA male and female finishers in the respective ITU World Cup races will be crowned 2017 Elite National Champions.

The events will be hosted at Nathan Benderson Park, a 600-acre community park that is North America’s premier 2,000-meter sprint rowing course and Regatta Center. The park features a 400-acre fresh water lake for rowboats and kayaks, miles of paved trails and roads for running and cycling, picnic areas, and more. Nathan Benderson Park will provide a perfect spectator-friendly setting for the event’s standard- and sprint-distance swim, bike and run courses.

Nathan Benderson Park is operated by the Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc. (SANCA), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) business. The mission of the organization is to improve the quality of life for Sarasota and the surrounding communities.

Current Water Temperature

As of Sept. 29, 2017, the current water temperature at Nathan Benderson Park is 87 degrees F.

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