How will I receive my packet?
Packet Pickup at City Bikes, see schedule of events for details.
Bike Check In
Race Day ONLY (Sunday) from 5:00am – 6:30am
Where is Fort Lauderdale Beach Park?
The address for Fort Lauderdale Beach Park is
700 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33136
What about parking?
Metered parking will be available near the race venue.
VIP Parking will be available at the race venue and
Preferred Parking will be available across the street from
the race venue. Click HERE for more Parking
Parking Passes will be received at Packet Pickup.
VIP and Preferred Parking will open at 4:30 A.M.
Are there any maps of the venue?
What will the weather be like race weekend?
No guarantees on weather but the average high is 77 degrees; great temperature for a triathlon.
What are the expected water temperatures?
Water temperatures average about 72-76 degrees F.
Wetsuits may be worn in the water temperature up to and including 25.5 degrees Celsius/78 degrees Fahrenheit. Athletes who choose to wear a wetsuit in water temperatures exceeding 25.5 degrees Celsius/78 degrees Fahrenheit will not be eligible for awards. Wetsuits will be prohibited in water temperatures greater than 28.8 degrees C/ 84 degrees F.
FINAL WATER TEMPERATURE WILL BE TAKEN PRIOR TO THE EVENT START BY USAT HEAD OFFICIAL.
What sport drinks and gels are available on race course?
What can I do before and after the race?
Fort Lauderdale is a vibrant city, with tons of things to do. For more info, go to http://www.sunny.org/
How do I get a refund if I cannot attend?
There are no transfers, refunds or deferrals.
Do I need to be present to receive my award?
Out of respect for all of the award winners, you must be present to receive your award.
Where's the nearest major airport?
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is about 15 minutes away.
If I fly in will I need a car?
Yes, there is no direct bus service from the airport to the race site and hotels.
Can I ship my bike to a local bike shop?
For more information on Bike Shipping please contact City Bikes at (305) 682-8889.
What is USAT and why do I need a 1-day permit?
USAT is the national governing body for triathlons and duathlons in the United States. A one-day license allows a novice athlete to compete in a USA Triathlon-sanctioned race without purchasing a full $50 membership. The $15 fee provides the athlete with excess accident insurance for that race only.
Is it better to join USAT or to buy a 1-day permit?
A one year membership to USAT is $50. Membership includes a subscription to USA Triathlon Times, annual ranking, discounts on merchandise and use of the USAT Travel Desk (can help save bike flying costs). Most importantly you don’t have to pay an extra $15 at every USAT race for a one-day membership. So if you’re planning on doing at 3-4 USAT races this year, the USAT membership pays for itself.
How do I join USAT?
You can join online on the USAT site and bring the confirmation to packet pick up. You may also purchase a one day membership for $15 online when you register for the event.
What happens if I don't have my USAT card at packet pickup?
You will have to pay for a one day USAT membership. This is not refundable but can be credited towards a one-year membership.
How does chip timing work?
Each athlete will wear a ‘chip’ that transmits data to the receiving antenna when the athlete crosses a timing mat.
Where do I wear the chip?
A neoprene strap is used to strap the chip to your ankle. You will be given a band when you pick-up your rental chip. Please do not cover the timing chip with your wetsuit or any other clothing/gear throughout the race as it may interfere with your acute timing.
Where and when do I pickup my timing chip?
Timing chips will be in your packets when you get them from packet pickup.
Do I need to wear the chip for the entire race?
Yes, timing mats will be set up to record splits for each leg and transition. If you do not have the chip on when you cross the finish line you are not guaranteed a finish time.
Can I keep my chip?
No, the chips must be turned in at the end of the race. Volunteers will be at the finish line to help with removal. Participants will be charged $55 for unreturned chips.