Top Gun Triathlon

Top Gun Triathlon


Welcome new and returning Top Gun Triathlon participants!

2024 marks the 24rd year for this event.Top Gun Triathlon is the largest sprint triathlon in the Tampa Bay area and is limited to 500 participants. This is USAT sanctioned event come out and get your points. Finisher awards 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.


Top Gun Triathlon on August 3rd, 2024 at 7:00AM

3500 Pinellas Bayway South
St Petersburg, FL US 33715

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 Top Gun Triathlon..

Register as an individual or grab some friends and take part in a 2 or 3 person relay team!

To all, we ask that you enjoy the surroundings and please leave the park cleaner than you found it.


A bucket list race, for sure!
  • Pre / post race parties and entertainment
  • Finisher medal - Made in the USA!
  • Age group awards 3 deep in ages 15-19 up to 80 and over, Clydesdale/Athena
  • Top 3 Relay Team awards
  • Closed course of racing in Ft De Soto.
  • Snacks, Fruits, Sports Drinks.
  • Custom Top Gun Aerobottle

We encourage you to come to come to package pickup Friday and support our sponsors and vendors. Save the stress of race day and get your packet.

Follow the signs as you come into the park on Saturday. Late pickup is available on Saturday at 5:45am, but with the number of athletes participating, we STRONGLY encourage you to come on Friday


Outspokin Bicycles-Clearwater

2241 Gulf to Bay Blvd
St Clearwater, FL 33765

    1:30PM TO 5:30PM

  • Race Morning at THE FORT AUGUST 3rd from 5:45AM - 6:45AM

You must furnish a photo ID and proof of current USAT membership.


This will be a event you don't want to miss

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. Closed course of racing in Ft De Soto.

USAT Sanctioned event!

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.

Race Day Parking

Race day parking is at north beach of Ft De Soto Park. Follow the signs, sheriff deputies will be on hand to guide you to the lot. You can NOT leave the parking area during the event so do not try to. If you have family or relatives coming to watch they must be in the park by 6:45am since all roads will be closed during the event. The road will be closed at 7 am sharp - if you are not in the park before then you will not be allowed in until 9:00 am - no exceptions!

Parking Info: Park patrons may now use their mobile phones to make convenient parking payments using the Flowbird mobile parking app. This upgrade will replace cash transactions at the front entrance booth at Fort De Soto and alleviate traffic entering the park. Learn more...

Transition Area Access

The transition area will be open on race day from 5:30 am – 6:30 am only. Any athlete, including relay team members, who arrives after 6:30 a.m. will not have access to the transition area. Only athletes who are body marked will be allowed access. You will not be allowed access to the transition area to reclaim your bicycle and gear until after the last athlete has started the run (approximately 9:30 am). It will be announced when transition is opened. NOT Before.


Top Gun Triathlon - Fort De Soto

3500 Pinellas Bayway South
St Petersburg, FL US 33715

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

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


Top Gun 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.



Top Gun Triathlon

Upcoming Dates

Event Info:

  • 8/3/2024
  • 7:00 am
  • Fort De Soto
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