Escape from Fort Desoto Triathlon

Sat September 26, 2020 St Petersburg, FL 33715 US Directions

Triathlon Individual

7:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

Triathlon Relay

7:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

Triathlon Active Military

7:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

Duathlon Individual

7:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

Duathlon Relay

7:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

Duathlon Active Military

7:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT


7:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

3500 Pinellas Bayway S.
St Petersburg, FL US 33715


Hello Participants

After discussions with several park officials it has been concluded there's no guarantee that the social distancing rules will allow events of this size to assemble by the May 30th date we had planned. Like you we are ready to race and we want to be safe and act responsibly. 

With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases occurring both locally and statewide, and current guidelines discouraging any gatherings of more than 50 people, we cannot hold the event in July.  We regret this decision is necessary and will reschedule the event. An email regarding deferral to 2021 will be sent early this week.

The 35th Annual Escape from Fort Desoto Triathlon, Duathlon, and Aquabike is rescheduled for September 26th, 2020. Top Gun Triathlon will be December 13th.

We are busy working out all the details in making this event happen this year. We will have more specific information early next week and there will be options to transfer to the Top Gun race, or to the 2021 Escape from Fort Desoto Triathlon.

Thank you for patience as we work through this. This is going to be another great race and we look forward to seeing you out at the fort in September.


Welcome new and returning Escape participants! 2020 marks the 35th year for the Escape from Ft. De Soto Triathlon.

To those of you who have done the event before, welcome back! To those new to the event, you may be interested to know that the park is ranked one of the top-ten beaches in the United States; nine hundred unspoiled acres surround you. First timers, we anticipate that you will have a great first triathlon at Ft. De Soto. To all, we ask that you enjoy the surroundings and please leave the park cleaner than you found it. The Run portion of this event is 3.4 miles.

The Triathlon Distance is a 1/2 Mile Swim, a 10 Mile Bike, and a 3.4 mile Run on a marked course

The Duathlon Distance is a 1.5 Mile Run, a 10 Mile Bike, and a 5K Run on a marked course. Top 5 male/female awards.

The Aquabike is a 1/2 Mile Swim followed by a 10 mile bike



Age group awards 3 deep in ages 15-19 up to 80 and over to be picked up at Outspokin Bicycles in Clearwater post race - no award ceremony
Finishers medals to all participants who complete either event
Closed course of racing in Ft De Soto
Last Toll booth paid for by Thunderbolt Multisport
Parking fee in the park paid by Thunderbolt Multisport
USAT Sanctioned event 

Results & finish line by Florida Road Race Management.

Packet Pickup Information

THURSDAY September 24th
Outspokin Bicycles Clearwater
2241 Gulf to Bay, Clearwater. Fl, 33765

FRIDAY September 25th
2:00PM TO 6:00PM
Outspokin Bicycles Clearwater
2241 Gulf to Bay, Clearwater. Fl, 33765

Race morning 6:15am packet pick up opens.

You must furnish a photo ID and proof of current USAT membership. If you do not have USAT membership you will be required to purchase a one-day license. Per our sanction agreements you can only pick up and sign the waiver for yourself. You are not able to pick up someone else's packet.

All relay team members must be present at the same time to pick up your packet. Substitution of a relay team member will not be permitted.

Refund Policy
The Escape from Ft De Soto Triathlon reserves the right in the event of inclement weather, emergency, or natural disaster to cancel the race or move to a later time. In the event of cancellation, there will be no refund of entry fees. However, the USAT fee, if pre-paid, will be refunded.

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