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Freedom Springs Triathlon Update

Blue Springs Park in Marianna sustained severe damage during

Hurricane Michael in October 2018 and was not be able

to hold the race this year. 

After more than 30 years, the race was forced to take a break.

But we are back for 2020!

And since July 4th is a Saturday in 2020 - we plan to celebrate big!

The 34th annual sprint distance triathlon will be held at the

beautiful Blue Springs Recreation Park, 5461 Blue Springs Road, Marianna, FL on Saturday, July 4th, 2020!

This is a sprint triathlon

0.25 swim, 10 mile bike, and 5K run. 

This race is great for first-time triathletes, beginners and 'fat tire' riders. 

SWIM - 0.25 mile - takes place in a spring water (68F, wetsuits are allowed).

BIKE - 10 miles - is a fast, fun, out and back ride.

RUN - 5K = 3.1mile -  starts on a road and leads onto a clay, fun, safe road.

See all maps here

Event details and schedule


Packet pick up and body marking begin at 5:30 am (CST) at the park on the day of the race.

**THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!!**

No Friday packet pick up; keeping it simple - get your packet race morning.

Race starts at 7:00 with the ALL MEN WAVE follow by ALL WOMEN WAVE at 7:03 AM (CST).

Family wave will start at 7:06 AM. 

Post race - enjoy great post race breakfast, freshly cooked for you in a popular food truck at the race site! (Breakfast included for all registered participants, guests are welcome to purchase their meals).

Awards ceremony will take place after the last athlete crosses the finish line.

 

Swag

All athletes registered on June 4th will be guaranteed a t-shirt of the desired size (women's cut available). After June 4th we can only guess and order random sizes that may not fit you. If you love race t-shirts – please register ahead of time!

**THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!!** No Friday packet pick up; keeping it simple - get your packet race morning.

This race is not sanctioned by USA Triathlon.

New in 2020:

Large custom finisher medals 

Fun collectible matching sets - bib, t-shirt,

finisher medals and awards - all custom design!

Freshly cooked breakfast at the post-race party.

Awards

Following winners will be awarded:

Male and female overall winner - 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

Male and female master winner -  1st, 2nd, 3rd.

Youth (12 and under) 

Male and female overall winner - 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

Age group winners - top 3 winners in these age groups:

13-15,16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Relay Teams

Male, Female and Mixed Team - 1st place. 

Relay Racing (team of 2 or 3 participants completing the race)

Relay is a great option for people who want to have fun and participate but don't want to do all 3 portions of the race. Example: Amy will do the swim, Jake will bike and Emma will run. Another example: Robert will swim, Dan bike and Robert will run. Each participant if your relay (team) must be registered individually.

If your relay consists of 2 athletes, both must have their own registration.
If your relay (team) has 3 athletes; 3 people need to registered.

Each member of your team will have his/ her own bib and timing chip. You will meet at the your bicycle to change from one disciple to another - high-five each other and go!

Disclaimer

This is, by a 30-some year tradition a super fun, laid back, and relaxed race. We celebrate 4th of July the best way we know how - getting up very very early, swimming in cool spring water, biking with the wind and running in the sun.

If you are competitive, you will have a fantastic training race. If you're beginner, you will catch the bug of triathlon and never let go. Most importantly, we will celebrate America's birthday, swim-bike-run and have some fun!

If you are uptight and extremely competitive, this may not be the best for you. We want to have fun!

Now the serious business

The event waiver - please read it 

By registering for this event participants agree to the standard no refunds and no transfers policies. 

Back by popular demand:

2 most patriotic dressed athletes will receive a free registration to 2021 race!

This year we will pick woman and man in the contest!