Great Floridian Half Distance Triathlon
Swim 1.2 miles - Bike 60 miles - Run 13.1 miles
The Great Floridian Triathlon's two-lap format allows for both a 1/2 and a full 140.6 distance triathlon. The GFT Half Distance offers all the fun of the full distance, with only half the work! Because this event uses the same course cut-off times as the full distance, Half Distance athletes have more time to complete the distance than a typical 70.3 race.
This race is a great training event for late season 140.6 events.
Saturday, October 21, 2023- 8:30am.
The World Triathlon Destination at Waterfront Park, Clermont, Florida. Clermont is centrally located just 22 miles west of Orlando at the junction of US 27 and SR 50. Major Orlando tourist attractions are only 30 minutes away and the ocean beaches are just an hour away. Orlando International Airport is 40 minutes southeast of Clermont.
Great Floridian Half Distance Triathlon:
All GFT events share the same courses. The GFT Half Distance Triathlon athletes complete one lap of the swim, one lap of the bike course, and two laps of the run course.
Swim: A triangular 1.2 mile course that you will swim twice. Swimmers will swim counter-clockwise, keeping all bouys on their left. Wetsuit use is in accordance with established USAT rules. The water temperature at this time of year can range form 76-80.
Bike: The bike course is a loop course and hilly by Florida standards. This year's bike course has been redesigned and has 1/3 less elevation change than in previous years. Athletes will complete the first lap of the bike course. The first lap travels around Lake Minneola at the start and is 60 miles long.
Run: The run course is a two lap out and back course on the scenic South Lake Trail. The course is flat and fast!
Course maos can be found on our DOWNLOADS page.
A well executed event with great support and volunteers, chip timing with tracking, participant shirt, Friday morning Breakfast of Champions, and great post race food, and s Sunday Awards Brunch for Ultra-distance Individual and Aquabike finishers. All Full GFT finishers will also receive a finisher shirt and super cool commemorative finisher medal.
Custom Awards will be presented to the top three overall, top masters finsiher, the top three finishers in each 5 year age group, and the top three Clydesdale/Athenas under 40 and 40 & above, male and female.
The right to accept or reject any entry is reserved. Please be aware that there are several cut-off times during the event that all participants must adhere to. Failure to meet cut-off times may result in disqualification.
USAT: The Great Floridian Triathlon is sanctioned bu USA Triathlon and all established USAT Rules will be in effect.