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Triathlon Comes to Amelia Island June 18, 2016

There may be as many as 600 athletes on Amelia Island this Saturday, June 18, 2016, swimming, biking, and running their way in this exciting triathlon.

Basic Course
SWIM ¼ mile in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean (beach start) with a fresh water shower into transition #1. Swim caps are provided in your race packet and are REQUIRED during the swim.
BIKE 16 miles flat, fast, out & back course along the coastline of scenic Amelia Island on Northeast Florida’s beautiful Atlantic Coast.
RUN 3 miles out and back with water available at mile markers thru the North Fletcher island community.

Olympic Course
SWIM 1.5k [0.93 miles] In the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean (beach start) with a fresh water shower into transition #1. Swim caps are provided in your race packet and are REQUIRED during the swim.
BIKE 40k [24.7 miles] Flat (Except for the bridge), fast course thru the scenic Amelia Island on N.E. Florida’s beautiful Atlantic coast.
RUN 10k [6.2 miles] Out & back with water stations at mile marks. The run course is through the North Fletcher island community.

Here are the day of event times:
6:00 AM Registration Opens; Day of Race registration (if available), check-in, packet pick up.
7:30 AM – First Wave Start
10:00 AM – Awards Ceremony (time is approximate)

This race is LIMITED to 600 athletes, so be sure to register early to reserve your slot. Race entries are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Projected water temperature is estimated at 83 degrees.

This is a USAT Sanctioned Event
Great competition, refreshments, music and more… (Shirt guaranteed to pre-registered participants only.)

Day of Race Registration will only be available if the event is not already full:
Sprint – Individual $105.00
Sprint – Relay Team $210.00
Olympic – Individual $125.00
Olympic – Relay $250.00

USAT athletes must provide a valid USAT# and present their USAT card & photo ID at registration. A $50 Annual license can be purchased at www.usatmembership.com (For athletes under 17 years of age, price is $10 for an annual membership) Non-USAT licensed athletes must purchase the $15 one-day license. This is available during on-line registration.

The USAT Age rule requires that all participants race by birth year rather than their age on race day. This means your race age will be the same for all sanctioned events for an entire calendar year. The age group of a participant will be determined by age on Dec. 31 of the event year, not by age on race day. For example: If you turn 25 years old in July, you will race and be ranked in the 25-29 age group for the entire season.

Awards
Top Overall First Place Finishers Male / Female
Top Overall Masters (40 and up) Male / Female
Awards 5 deep in 5 year Age Groups (14 & under thru 85 & up) , Clydesdale (Men 220+lbs), Athena (Women 165+ lbs), Physically Challenged, Military/LEO/PSO, Novice (Sprint Only), Fat Tire, AquaBike, and Relay Teams.

2nd Annual Y Kids Tri

2nd Annual Y Kids Tri

2nd Annual Y Kids Tri

The McArthur Family YMCA presents the 2nd Annual Y Kids Tri on Sunday, September 29th from 6:30 to 9:30 AM.

On September 19, children ages 4 to 13 will be able to experience the thrill of a triathlon right here in Fernandina Beach at the local YMCA.

This is their 2nd Annual Y Kids Tri and it includes swimming, running and biking at the Y and in Amelia Park off of Citrona Drive. If you drive in that area please watch for children this Sunday morning.

Ages 4-7
Swim = 25 yards
Bike = 1 mile
Run = 0.25 mile

Ages 8-10
Swim = 50 yards
Bike = 2 miles
Run = 0.5 miles

Ages 11-13
Swim = 100 yards
Bike = 3 miles
Run = 1 mile

Registration forms are available on the Wellness board at the YMCA, but there is limited space, so register early! There will be a pancake breakfast served after the event!

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Atlantic Coast Triathlon

An Atlantic Coast Triathlon will be held Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Main Beach Park, 99 N Fletcher Ave in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

DRC Sports began race directing in 1999 and has steadily grown to become one of the emerging forces in Athletic Event Production and Management. We started with the Crystal River Triathlon Series and added our own “first of its kind” event called the Nature Coast Twilight Triathlon. Since that time we have added 3 Duathlons and another Tri-Series in Jacksonville, Florida.

For more information visit www.drcsports.com or contact Chris Moling at 352-637-2475.

Runnin Wild Amelia Jazz and Triathlon

Atlantic Coast Triathlon

Atlantic Coast Triathlon

The Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival in partnership with DRC Sports and the Atlantic Coast Triathlon presents Runnin Wild at the Palace Saloon. On Saturday, October 3, in Fernandina Beach, there are two huge events.

First, the Atlantic Coast Triathlon begins at 7:15 AM and will create a few traffic issues in the Main Beach Park area of the island on Fletcher Avenue. This triathlon includes a 1.2 mile swim in the Atlantic Ocean, a 56 mile bike course thru scenic Amelia Island and a 13.1 mile run through the tree covered Fort Clinch State Park which will provide welcomed shade for the athletes.

Then, after a great morning workout, head to the Palace Saloon from 4:00-7:00 PM, for Runnin Wild with performances by the New Generation Jazz Band with Jawren Walton on the Tenor Sax. Walton is the 2009 recipient of the Amelia Island Jazz Festival Scholorship. Tickets are only $20.00 and a cash bar is available.

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Y Kids TRI

y-kids-triSunday, September 20, 2009, will be a great day of family fun and fitness on Amelia Island. The McArthur Family YMCA and Amelia Park in Fernandina Beach are holding the Y Kids Tri.

This is to promote a healthy and fun lifestyle where everyone leaves a winner, maybe even a hero. The activities are from 7 – 10:00 AM and you’ll need to show up early to register. The $15.00 fee includes a pancake breakfast and pool party immediately following the race.

Distances:

Age – Swim – Bike – Run
5-7 – 25 yards – 1 mile – 1/4 mile
8-10 – 50 yards – 2 miles – 1/2 mile
11-12 – 100 yards – 3 miles – 1 mile

Event schedule:

• 6:30am -7:30am packet pick-up and registration
• 7:30am pre-race briefing
• 7:45am 5-7 year olds start
• 8:00am 8-10 year olds start
• 8:20am 11-12 year olds start

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The Jax Triathlon Series on Amelia Island

jax-triathlonAmelia Island’s beaches attract numerous sports organizations and it is not unusual on any given Saturday morning to share roads and beaches with swim teams, triathlon organizers and caravans of local vehicles in search for numerous garage and yard sales. Last Saturday was such a day. Main beach to Simmons was the territory for the Ed Gaw Open Water Challenge and Peters Point and the south-end of the island was host to DRC Sports second episode of the Jax Triathlon Series. The first episode was on the same day as the first Annual Amelia Island Beachwalk in late June.

We took our cameras out to Main Beach first to catch the one mile swimmers and from there “raced” to Peters Point to catch a field of 300 plus triathloners in various stages of their challenge. A quarter mile swim, 10 miles on the bike and 3 mile running is not an Iron Man, but it can take the wind out of you as was quite visible on some contestant‚Äôs faces. The “pros” amongst them however did the entire track in about 52 minutes. Christian Monsanto had elastic in his tread when he crossed the finish line as no.1 (a repetition of the first race about a month ago).

Personally I thought it to be quite a performance to see the first woman, Brook Pace, cross the finish line as number 11 overall in a little over 57 minutes. Let me repeat this: a quarter mile swim, 10 miles on the bike and 3 miles running in under one hour and not a minute to stop and breathe. That’s remarkable!

The only problems that we would like to see resolved is the constant and dangerous street crossing by cars, motorcycles and pedestrians while competitors are zooming by. And to the one poor guy who had to wait for traffic on Fletcher to pass, a total of 1 minute and 47 seconds, “We hope you were not a top contender in the race, because if you were, a protest would be justified.”
All and all a well organized event on a beautiful Saturday morning.