2019 Escape From Fort DeSoto Triathlon & Duathlon

Saturday April 13, 2019 - 7:00AM


Welcome new and returning Escape participants! 2018 marks the 33rd year for the Escape from Ft. De Soto Triathlon.

[Download the 2019 Escape From Fort DeSoto Athlete Information Packet]

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 Ft. De Soto. To all, we ask that you enjoy the surroundings and please leave the park cleaner than you found it. The Run portion of this event is 3.1 miles.

The Triathlon Distance is a 1/2 Mile Swim, a 10 Mile Bike, and a 3.4 mile Run on a marked course

The Duathlon Distance is a 1.5 Mile Run, a 10 Mile Bike, and a 5K Run on a marked course. Top 5 male/female awards.


  • Pre/post race parties & entertainment
  • High end backpack to all pre-registered athletes.
  • Age group awards 3 deep in ages 15-19 up to 80 and over. Elite and Masters awards.
  • Relays 3 deep in each category
  • Finishers medals to all participants who complete either event
  • Closed course of racing in Ft De Soto
  • Last Toll booth paid for by Thunderbolt Promotions.
  • Parking fee in the park paid by Thunderbolt Promotions.
  • Commemorative towel can be preordered to share with friends and family.

USAT Sanctioned event monitored by USAT officials for your safety.

Results & finish line by Florida Road Race Management. BACKPACK

Backpacks are only guaranteed for pre-registered athletes as of 4/1/19

Limited Edition Towels

You can pre-order a Special Edition Escape From Fort DeSoto microfiber towel from our proud partner Born to Swim!

The Limited Edition ESCAPE from FORT DE SOTO TRIATHLON microfiber towel is big and quick-drying just for you. Our microfiber towel is the best way to get out of the water, no matter where you are. Towel has contrasting edging and an overlock stitching.(Towel Size: 27 x 55 inches)

[Limited Edition Towel] Now for Sale at the Expo.

Packet Pickup Information

Wednesday April 10th

4:00-7:00pm St Pete Running Company

6986 22nd Ave St Petersburg, Fl 33710

Outspokin Bicycles Clearwater
2241 Gulf to Bay, Clearwater. Fl, 33765

12:00PM TO 6:00PM
Holiday Inn Express - Clearwater/US19N
2580 Gulf To Bay Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33765

Race morning 5:15am packet pick up opens.

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.

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.

Refund Policy

The Escape from Ft De Soto 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.