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What events are being held at the Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival?

How do I register?

Registration Cancellations: Refunds, Transfers, and Deferments

Where do I find the event schedule?

What does draft-legal mean?

How do I qualify for Team USA?

How do I book a hotel room at the group rate?

What do I need to bring to packet pickup?

How do I know if I am a member?

Where is the Athlete Briefing?

When/Where do I get my timing chip? 

What if I have questions about the course?

What if a volunteer can't answer my question at the event?

What is the purpose of the USA Triathlon Information Table at the event?

Where do I park?

When can I check my bike out of transition?

I missed the Awards Ceremony. How do I receive my award?

How can I find/receive race information updates?

 

What events are being held at the Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival?

USA Triathlon and Nathan Benderson Park are excited to host age group triathlon competitions and ITU World Cup Triathlon and Paratriathlon events.

  • Age Group Draft-Legal Sprint Triathlon National Championships
  • ITU Triathlon World Cup
  • ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
  • CAMTRI Mixted Team Relay American Championships

How do I register?

Registration is only available online. There are no paper registrations and no race day registration is available. Age Group athletes may click here to view more registration information. Elite athletes must register through their federation.

Registration Cancellations: Refunds, Transfers, and Deferments

USA Triathlon has a strict no refunds, transfers, and deferments policy for any reason for all events. This policy is agreed to at the time of registration and there are no exceptions. All athletes are encouraged to purchase registration insurance during the registration process. Registration insurance must be purchased at the time you register for the race and cannot be added afterwards. If you are unsure of your plans during the event time frame, we encourage you to wait to register.

Where do I find the event schedule?

Click here to view the latest event schedule. The schedule is subject to change without notice.

What does draft-legal mean?

Draft-legal means that athletes draft off of each other on the bike portion of the event and ride in groups. Most triathlons in the United States do not allow drafting. However, an increasing number of races are beginning to have draft-legal races at their events. Athletes wishing to learn more about draft-legal racing should review the content on this page.

How do I qualify for Team USA?

Finishers of the Draft-Legal Sprint Triathlon National Championship have the opportunity to qualify and represent Team USA at the ITU Sprint Triathlon World Championships. Please click here for more details.

How do I book a hotel room at the group rate?

Click here to book a hotel room through HBC Event Services. HBC contracts with many local hotels on behalf of Nathan Benderson Park to get the best group rates.

What do I need to bring to packet pickup?

You will need to bring the following to registration:
  1. Government-issued photo ID (i.e. State license, passport, green card)
  2. Current USA Triathlon membership card. You must be able to prove your membership status with USA Triathlon. You can also pull up your card on your mobile device with the new USA Triathlon membership card phone app.

How do I know if I am a member?

If you are not sure if you are a current member with USA Triathlon please contact the national office at 719-955-2807 or by email at membership@usatriathlon.org and we will verify your membership status. If you are currently registered for Age Group Nationals, you are an annual member because annual membership is a requirement to complete registration. If you successfully registered, then you either input your existing member number or purchased a new annual membership before you checked out.

Where is the Athlete Briefing?

The Athlete Briefings will occur onsite at Nathan Benderson Park. The race director and lead official will be present to go over pertinent rules and answer any questions. There will also be an online webinar available closer to the event that will detail everything you need to know about the event.

When/Where do I get my timing chip?

All athletes are required to wear a timing chip during the competition. Chips will be distributed on race morning upon check in to transition for draft-legal and non-draft age group races. It is the athlete’s responsibility to wear the timing chip on race day. Volunteers will collect the timing chip at the Finish Line after completing the triathlon. Athletes who lose their chip will be responsible for a $100 replacement fee. 

What if I have questions about the course?

Please click here to view course and venue maps. Any other questions can be emailed to the National Events Department or asked at the athlete briefing.

What if a volunteer can't answer my question at the event?

Please go to the USA Triathlon information table and they will find someone to answer the questions you have. The USA Triathlon information table will be located near the packet pick-up area.

What is the purpose of the USA Triathlon Information Table at the event?

The USA Triathlon information table is your resource if at any point you have a question. Course maps, race information and packet pick-up issues will be answered by a USA Triathlon staff member. During the first few hours of registration, please note that this table will prioritize all registration-specific questions above others to help keep registration flowing. As soon as staff members become available they will gladly assist you and field any questions you may have.

Where do I park?

Spectator and athlete parking is located in the grassy parking lot to the southeast of the mall lots. No parking is available in the mall lots. Parking is also prohibited on the island at Nathan Benderson Park. It is a short walk from the parking area to the race site. Parking is $5 per car, cash only.

When can I check my bike out of Transition Area?

Transition Area opens for bike checkout when the final athlete has entered transition from the bike course and then left transition for the run course. You may not remove your bike or any belongings before this time. Please listen to the direction of the transition coordinators/volunteers and PA announcements for when transition area will open. This protocol exists to ensure a fair and safe transition area for all athletes and your cooperation is appreciated.

I missed the Awards Ceremony. How do I receive my award?

If you did not claim your award at the awards ceremony, you may email nationalevents@usatriathlon.org to request that your award be mailed to you. There is a $15 shipping and handling fee per shipment to send any awards. Once you request the award, we will email you the link to pay by credit card.  USA Triathlon will only keep awards for up to 60 days after the event.

How can I find/receive race information updates?

All necessary race information and event updates can be found on the Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival homepage, as well as the following:

  • USA Triathlon Main Facebook page
  • Twitter: @usatriathlon and @USATlive
  • Instagram: @usatriathlon
  • Email: All registered participants will receive informational event update emails. If you are registered, these emails will be delivered to you automatically. Additionally, in the case of any critical event updates during race week or during the event, we may also email you those details.
  • Race Venue Information Table: located near the expo area at the event
  • Public Announcements: During the event, please listen to the announcer for any critical updates we need to broadcast.

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