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October 13, 2018
Age Group Draft-Legal National Championships
ITU World Cup
Elite National Championships

October 14, 2018
ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
CAMTRI Mixed Team Relay American Championships

Location: Nathan Benderson Park
Age Group Registration Closes on Oct. 8 at 12:00 p.m. MT
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Elite Nationals 


Due to the level of algae in the lake at Nathan Benderson Park following uncontrollable recent weather conditions, the USA Triathlon Draft-Legal Sprint National Championships at the Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival will be shifted from a triathlon course (swim-bike-run format) to a duathlon (run-bike-run format). The schedule and start times for all events throughout the weekend will remain the same.

The updated format will be a 2.5-kilometer run, followed by an 18-kilometer bike and finishing with a 5-kilometer run. The bike leg and the second run leg will cover the same course as originally planned, with the only change to the course being the first run leg. The new start line will be located at the northwest corner of the lake by the playground. Click here to view updated course maps.

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 13-14. 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 closed for the USAT Age Group Draft-Legal Sprint Triathlon National Championships. We look forward to seeing you this weekend! 

Pre-Race Webinar

The Age Group Draft-Legal Sprint Nationals Pre-Race Webinar is now available to view. Recorded by the race director, this presentation reviews everything athletes need to know for a successful race. Click here to view on YouTube. This does not reflect the change to duathlon. All age group athletes are encouraged to attend the pre-race briefing at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Nathan Benderson Park athlete briefing tent near the tower.

Event Program

The 2018 Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival Age Group Event Program is now available in digital format. Please review for important race details and a welcome from USA Triathlon President Barry Siff and CEO Rocky Harris. Click here to view and download a printable version. This does not reflect the change to a duathlon.


Hundreds of age group and elite triathletes will compete in sprint 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 (updated with duathlon distances):

  • USA Triathlon Age Group Draft-Legal Sprint Triathlon National Championships     
    • 2.5km run / 18km Bike / 5km Run
  • ITU World Cup and USA Triathlon Elite National Championships
    • 2.5km run / 18km Bike / 5km Run
  • ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
    • 2.5km run / 18km Bike / 5km Run
  • CAMTRI Mixed Team Relay American Championships     

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.

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