Top Gun Triathlon

Top Gun Triathlon

Details

Sprint Triathlon:

Swim .25 miles, Bike 10 miles, Run 3.1 miles
North Beach at Fort De Soto Park - the Fort

Sprint Duathlon:

Run 1.5 miles, Bike 10 miles, Run 3.1 miles 
North Beach at Fort De Soto Park - the Fort

Aqua-Bike:

Swim .25 miles, Bike 10 miles 
North Beach at Fort De Soto Park - the Fort

Welcome new and returning Top Gun Triathlon participants! 2021 marks the 21st year for this event.Top Gun Triathlon is the largest sprint triathlon in the Tampa Bay area and is limited to 500 participants. Finisher medals will be given to participants at the finish line. This great local event traditionally sells out well before race day so please sign up today to guarantee your spot.

Packet Pickup / Athlete Check-in

Packet pickup will be available at the following times and locations:

Thursday July 15th 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Outspokin Bicycles

2241 Gulf to Bay Clearwater Florida

Friday July 16th 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Outspokin Bicycles

2241 Gulf to Bay Clearwater Florida

Packets can be picked up race morning

Social Distancing Considerations

ThunderBolt Multisport protocol for upcoming event.

(subject to further updates and additions):

Events Limited to 500 athletes:  In order to keep our athletes safe and maintain proper social distancing, we will cap the event at 500 athletes on race day.

Registration Online only. No race day registration, cash exchanged, etc.

Packet Pick-up:  Procedures will be altered to promote physical distancing and mitigate person-to-person contact. Stay outside of Out Spokin Clearwater location (only 5 people allow in store at a time)

Giveaways:  Only competition-essential materials will be included inside the race package (no promo materials) while reducing packaging as much as possible.  Essentials include: T-shirt, bib/bike/helmet numbers, swim cap, and timing chip (disposal).

Timing Chips: Timing chips will be given at packet pick up since they are disposable. Also pick up disposable chip morning of the event with packets.

Pre-Race Clinic:  Pre-Race Clinic will take place virtually.

Body-marking:  We will encourage self-body-marking prior to arrival and give clear instructions. There will NO body marking on site

Face Coverings:  Athletes will be required to wear face coverings before and after competition.  Staff and volunteers will be required to wear face coverings throughout the entire event.

Sanitize Areas:  Areas will be sanitized prior to, and during the race.

We will promote Social Distancing To promote physical distancing and mitigate person-to-person contact, we will have ample signage placed in key areas of venue encouraging physical distancing (i.e. markings on the ground and signage) around potentially crowded areas to encourage people to spread out. Announcements will also serve as reminders.

Hand washing and sanitizing stations:  Hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations will be available and placed throughout the venue. Additional signage will be displayed reminding everyone to use them. Announcements will also serve as a reminder to wash hands.

Time Trial or Limited Wave Start:  In order to maintain social distancing, rather than the usual 30-50 athletes per wave, we will reduce the number of athletes starting at once to between 1 or 2 people at one time, every 5 seconds.

Run Aid Stations:  We will ask each athlete to bring their own water bottle for the run portion of the event. Single use water bottles will be available at aid stations along the course. Please dispose of properly.

Finish Line Fluids:  Single-use water or electrolyte drink will be handed to athletes by staff or volunteers wearing gloves/masks. Athletes will NOT be permitted to grab their own hydration.

Timing: We are eliminating results screens but will publish results online, post-event. Timing trailer/van will be locked, and timer will not be physically available for timing questions. We will post a number to call or text with timing questions.

Food Area: Post-race food will be pre-packaged. All staff or volunteers handling or in proximity of food will wear face coverings and gloves. There will be a designated queue line for athletes to receive their meal.

Awards Ceremony: Overall awards and top 5 finishers in each age group will be given on race morning.


Refund Policy

The event management 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.


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Events Results

Date Location
7/17/2021 St Petersburg FL View Results
12/13/2020 St Petersburg, FL View Results
7/20/2019 Ft Desoto Park View Results
7/21/2018 Ft Desoto Park View Results
7/22/2017 Ft Desoto Park View Results