My husband and I are participating in the 20th Annual FAU sprint triathlon which takes place in Boca Raton on April 17. We started training for this event with the Palm Beach Team in Training triathlon team, to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lyphoma Society. Our training and fundraising was going so well, that we have switched to the St. Anthony's Olympic distance triathlon, which takes place on May 1 in St. Petersburg. We will still be doing FAU triathlon, on our own, so we will still see all our Team in Training team mates at that event.
Welcome to the Mercedes-Benz 20th Anniversary Florida Atlantic University Wellness Triathlon presented by LIFETIME Fitness!
Date:Sunday April 17th, 2011
- .25 mile ocean swim
- 10 mile bike
- 3.1 mile run
USAT Talent ID Race
This year's race is a USAT talent ID tace. The purpose of the USAT FL Junior Talent ID Race Series is to provide the junior athletes 15-19 an opportunity to race against one another on various courses throughout the State. Juniors of all levels and abilities are encouraged to participate in at least 3 of the 7 the non-drafting sprint distance race to score points for the overall series awards. Top 3 scores including participation in the Series Finale will determine the overall series winner.
Spanish River Park, A1A, Boca Raton, Fl.There is no park entrance fee prior to race start. Download a copy of the race map.
From I-95 North
Exit Yamato Road east to Federal Hwy. Turn right on Federal (south) to Spanish River Blvd. Turn left on Spanish River Blvd., 1/2 mile turn right on A1A.
From I-95 South
Exit Palmetto Park Road. Go east to A1A. Turn left on A1A, 2 miles to Spanish River Park. Turn left into park.
Exit Glades Road, go east to Federal Hwy. Turn left on Federal and right on Spanish River Blvd., 1/2 mile turn right onto A1A. Turn right into park.
Start of Race
We will move to beach for swim start before 7:00 AM. The race begins at 7:00 AM on the beach. Line up inappropriate waves. The race will start in seven waves with five minutes between each wave.
|1st WAVE||USAT FL Junior Talent ID Race Series Participants (Men & Women Ages 15 - 19) -- Blue Swim caps|
|2nd WAVE||Men ages 35 to 44 -- Yellow swim caps|
|3rd WAVE||Men ages 20 to 34 and under -- Red swim caps|
|4th WAVE||Men ages 45 to 54 -- Orange swim caps|
|5th WAVE||Clydesdale and Men ages 55 and over -- Green swim caps|
|6th WAVE||Women ages 39 and under -- Purple swim caps|
|7th WAVE||Women ages 40 and over -- White swim caps|
Athena, FAU Faculty/Staff/Collegiate, Fat Tire, and Relay Teams -- Blue swim caps
Established triathlon rules in effect. Hard shell helmets are required. Wet suits are allowed. Swim caps are provided and are required. Drafting is prohibited. Draft marshals will be present on the course. Also, see the most commonly violated rules & penalties.
Refund and Transfer Policy
There are no refunds. To transfer an entry, send a letter and a completed entry for the person to replace your entry and a $10 transfer fee to: Today & Beyond Wellness, FAU, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431. To transfer your entry to the next year, send a letter of intent and $10. You will need to complete a race registration when forms are available for the 2011 race.
Post Race Awards Party
Refreshments, music, door prizes and awards. Take time to relax and enjoy the park and beach facilities. Complete race results will be posted on this website by 10 pm of the Race Day.
Overall male and female finishers, top 3 collegiate male & female, FAU Faculty/Staff/Alumni, Athena (39 and under, and 40 and over) / Clydesdales (39 and under, and 40 and over), Fat tire (39 and under), Fat tire (40 and over), top 3 male and female age groups: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.
Teams: 1st place finishers - Male, Female, Co-ed, Collegiate Male, Collegiate Female, Clydesdale, Athena, FAU Faculty/Staff.
Mention FAU Triathlon for special rates.
Fairfield Inn & Suites
3400 Airport Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Double $69.00 plus 11.5% tax
Brightroom professional event photography will be taking photos during this year's triathlon. Photos will be available shortly after the race on the Brightroom website.