Beach Blast TRI & DU offers choices: Sprint or Olympic distance and Triathlon or Duathlon.
Beach Blast happens twice a year - in April (28) and September (8). 2018 will be our 14th year and we hope you join us to celebrate endurance sports and lifestyle! Races take place on the beautiful Gulf Coast and its magical beaches.
Sprint Triathlon 0.35 mile swim - 15 mile bike - 3.1 mile run
Sprint Duathlon 1.2 mile run - 15 mile bike - 3.1 mile run
Olympic Triathlon 0.7 mile swim - 25 mile bike - 6.2 mile run
Olympic Duathlon 3.1 mile run - 25 mile bike - 6.2 mile run
All 4 races start from the same spot on the beautiful Mexico Beach, at El Governor Motel (HWY 98). Olympic races take off at 7:00 am CT and Sprint distance races start at 7:30am CT. Swimmers and runners (duathletes after the first run on the beach) will follow the same course to T1, on the bike, T2, and run. Participants of Sprint distance races will turn around on the bike and run before Olympic participants will. Having 4 races at once makes Beach Blast a unique event and a great destination for a weekend on the beach!
The El Governor Motel is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico along scenic U.S. Highway 98 in the heart of Mexico Beach, Florida, offering the perfect place for your Florida beach vacation, or for a weekend getaway.
Our Sprint Race is very first-timer friendly! The distance is great and course is fun and just the right amount of challenging.
Beach Blast is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. If you are not a member of USA Triathlon, you will need to purchase a one-day licence during the registration process. You can find more information at www.usatriathlon.org.