2019 Gulf Winds Triathletes’ Annual St. Marks Duathlon

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ABOUT THE RACE

The St. Marks Duathlon will be held in the quaint waterfront town of St. Marks and the bike portion will carry participants out into beautiful Wakulla County crossing over the St. Marks River and passing by the entrance to the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge. Transition is located within walking distance of the San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park and the local shops and restaurants of downtown St. Marks.  The race, which was held from 2012 – 2014, has been resurrected and held in 2017 & 2018 by the Gulf Winds Triathletes.  2019 will mark three consecutive years.  We hope this is the best yet!

Be sure to bring your family and friends to cheer on competitors and get a taste of the Real Florida.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, 3/24. If you have any questions, please email us at info@gulfwindstri.com.  And you can visit our club website for more info at www.gulfwindstri.com

EVENT DETAILS AND SCHEDULE

RACE REGISTRATION / PRE RACE PACKET PICKUP:

The first price increase occurs at 1:00 am on March 1st. A second price increase occurs at 1:00 am on March 13th. Online registration ends at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20.  In-person registration can still occur at packet pickup on Saturday, 3/23 between 2 PM – 5 PM at Growler Country located at 3305 Capital Circle NE in Tallahassee, Florida. CASH & CHECKS ONLY – NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED! Race day packet pickup is available at transition, too.  IMPORTANT CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR: NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!

RACE BIB/T-SHIRT:

Bib and T-shirt can be picked up on Saturday, 3/23 between 2 PM – 5 PM at Growler Country located at 3305 Capital Circle NE in Tallahassee, Florida. On Race Day you can pick up your Bib and T-shirt at transition located at 25 Riverside Drive, St. Marks, Florida from 6:30-7:30 AM. *Please note that a shirt is NOT guaranteed after March 13th. They are first come, first served and available while supplies last.

RACE START TIME:

The Duathlon will be a single wave start at 8:00 AM at the south end of Mock Street just west of transition.

Arrive early for best parking. Parking will be along the edge of transition. Volunteers will be there to direct you for parking as early as 6:15 AM!

RACE DETAILS:

The race consists of a 5K (3.1 miles) run, 20K (12.4 miles) bike, and 2.5K (1.6 miles) run in that order. Course maps can be found here:

Run #1 Route

Bike Route

Run#2 Route

POST RACE:

At the finish line there will be refreshments and snacks.  Race awards will be held later in the day at 2:30 pm at Proof Brewing in Tallahassee.