As recovery continues and El Governor Motel is rebuilding, we do not expect to be able to hold a triathlon in Mexico Beach until Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. Please check back for updates.
Progress, progress, progress. We are cheering on the El Governor Motel as they work towards their reopening which is set for late 2020.
You asked how you can help
the recovery. We have found a way:
April 27, 2019
BEACH BLAST CAME
Thank you for being
FOR THE NEW VIRTUAL BEACH BLAST TRIATHLON
& DUATHLON AND HELP REBUILD MEXICO BEACH AFTER HURRICANE MICHAEL
THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE!
You helped! We handed out $5,200 in Home Depot gift cards to Mexico Beach
Most cards were divided between three local churches; all volunteers who have helped Beach Blast for years! Some cards were simply placed in mail boxes along the bike and run course.
It was heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.
A horrible thing happened to these people.
But we reached into our packets and hearts and helped!
Packages will be mailed MONDAY APRIL 22nd! Wear your t-shirt proudly!
Scroll down for some pictures!
These pictures are 100% authentic, taken driving through Mexico Beach just days after Hurricane Micheal hit Panama City,
Mexico Beach and everything between and around in October 2018.
Do a triathlon in your own pool, your neighborhood road or even on a treadmill and we will mail you a unique BEACH BLAST TRIATHLON AND DUATHLON t-shirt, bib and medal. You can even take the whole week to complete the event!
You can even participate in another race, wear your Beach Blast tee, hat or visor and use the data as participating in MEXICO BEACH STRONG 2019
BEACH BLAST TRI & DU!
We set the date for April 27th because that is when we would hold the race if Hurricane Micheal had not paid Mexico Beach a brutal visit. The fee is $39.
Mexico Beach cannot handle a triathlon this year but volunteers, businesses, churches,
El Governor Motel, Police Department, CDC Office - everyone in Mexico Beach had been so good to our event since 2005, we want to be good back! Are you with us?
Consider it a small donation to help Mexico Beach residents rebuild after the one of most powerful storms ever hit the US soil.
Pastor Dave and Ms. Carol
will distribute gift cards to locals who need them the most. Living Water Church was our finish line! Pastor opened his door to our athletes to cool down after the race, use the restroom and get a cold drink.
Ms Carol volunteered for many many years. She was there first for body-marking and left last as she and her husband handed out water at the Olympic run turn around.
Thank you both! We'll see you soon!
Saturday April 27,
2019 7:00 AM
Anywhere! Any location. On your own schedule. Hurricane Michael may have destroyed Mexico Beach but we invite all former and future Beach Blast Tri & Du athletes to show Mexico Beach residents our and your support virtually.
Post race party El Governor Motel September 2018
El Governor Motel October 2018
RACES TO COMPLETE VIRTUAL
0.35 mile swim
1.2 mile run
0.7 mile swim
This is a virtual event. No refunds.