Great Floridian Ultra Distance Triathlon Relay
Swim 2.4 miles - Bike 112 miles - Run 26.2 miles
Saturday, October 21, 2023- 7:45am.
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.
Ultra Distance Relay:
With the Great Floridian Ultra Distance Relay, one athlete will complete the entire swim, another the entire bike, and another the entire run. Teams can be composed of 2 or 3 members. With this traditional relay team format, you cannot switch out team members for a segment lap. If you wish to switch teams members for a segemnt lap, you must register for the GFT Multisport Relay Challenge event instead.
All GFT events share the same courses. The Ultra Distance Relay Teams complete two laps of the swim, two laps of the bike course, and 4 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. At the end of the first lap swimmers will exit the water, cross over the swim finish timing mats, and then return to the water to start lap2. A water station wil be located in the chute before you start lap 2. 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 two laps of the bike course. The first lap travels around Lake Minneola at the start and is 60 miles long. The second lap does not travel around Lake Minneola and is 52 miles long.
Run: The run course is a 4 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 relay teams in the following categories; male, female, and mixed.
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.