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Beacon Hill Park - between Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe, on HWY 98, Panhandle Florida. If you are coming from Panama City Beach follow HWY 98. When you get to Mexico Beach, look for El Governor Motel on your right-hand side. Keep going on HWY 98 and 2.5 miles after El Governor, on your left-hand side will be a park - your race site! For those coming from Tallahassee; park will be on your right-hand side. See the weather here.


Congratulations to all finishers this Saturday! Great athletes, great location, great weather! You can see results here: April BB resultshttp://www.eventtiming.com/.

To those who requested their award to be mailed - please give us a few days to get back to our full time jobs and catch up with our lives. We will do the best possible to get them ready over the weekend and mail out on Monday or Tuesday.


Beach Blast TRI & DU offers choices: Sprint or Olympic distance and Triathlon or Duathlon. 

Beach Blast happens twice a year - in April and September. 2014 will be our 10th year and we hope you join us to celebrate endurance sports and lifestyle! Races take place on the beautiful Gulf Coast and its magical beaches.

Sign up here for  September 13, 2014 race.


A couple of there little guys were taking pictures and videos during the race. Check out some of the footage here: Beach Blast on YOUTUBE

Our friend Bill Fauth (local photographer) will bring this drone to take some great images at the race.


Everyone loved race t-shirts! PLEASE register on time to be guaranteed a t-shirt so you don't miss out.


BEACH BLAST consists of 4 races; pick yours:       

Sprint Triathlon 0.35 mile swim - 15 mile bike - 3.1 mile run    

Sprint Duathlon 1.2 mile run - 15 mile bike - 3.1 mile run 

Olympic Triathlon 0.7 mile swim - 25 mile bike - 6.2 mile run   

Olympic Duathlon 3.1 mile run - 25 mile bike - 6.2 mile run


Visit Beach Blast Online Store for t-shirts, visors, running hats and other fun items.


Don’t forget to like us on Facebook/ Beach Blast Triathlon and if you have any questions please email: Director@BeachBlastTriathlon.com 


How it all works

All 4 races start from the same spot on the beautiful local beach. Please note that the park is located in the Eastern Time Zone (approx a mile from the Central/ Eastern Time Zone line) but to keep organizers and volunteers sane, the races run on CENTRAL TIMES. Olympic races take off at 7:00 am CT and Sprint distance races start at 7:30am CT. Swimmers and runners (duathletes after the first run on the beach) will follow the same course to T1, on the bike, T2, and run. Participants of Sprint distance races will turn around on the bike and run before Olympic participants will. Please watch for signs, flags, and volunteers to lead you.

Having 4 races at once makes Beach Blast a unique event and a great destination for a weekend on the beach!



There will be cool stuff to win after the race while we wait for the awards. Items from Rudy Project and Hammer Nutrition - thank you!


Check out great deals from Rudy here RUDY DEALS

 Get a discount on your first order with Hammer Nutrition here.

A ton of gift certificates from www.sls3.com will be also given away!



Bring lawn chairs for the after race party! We'll put up some tents to provide shade while we wait for result, enjoy good food and win some giveaways!

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Got a question please email: Director@BeachBlastTriathlon.com. We are able to respond to emails much better than phone calls. Thank you!


EVENT SCHEDULE:             

All times in Beach Blast Triathlon & Duathlon are CENTRAL!

Friday before race

5-8 pm
- Race packet pick up at the race site – Beacon Hill Park – 2.5 miles from El Governor Motel – past Mexico Beach. All participants must pick up their packet in person. Beach Blast is sanctined by USA Triathlon and does not allow pick up for other participants.

7:00 pm – Race site – Race meeting for first-timers, teams and anyone interested in course details, last minute changes, USAT rules and other information.


Saturday - Race day

5:30 am - Transition and packet pick up open. Getting ready (bikes placed on first come- first serve basis), body marking, water bottle fill up…etc. Pre-race meetings on the beach (start line) at 6:50 am. All race packets must be picked up at this time. (Beach Blast is sanctined by USA Triathlon and does not allow pick up for other participants.) Only athletes will be allowed in the transition area.

Clydesdale/Athena : Weigh-ins will begin at 5:30am at packet pickup at the pavilion and will end at 6:30am. Please do not over dress. You will be asked to remove your shoes. No wetsuits at weigh-in. Failing to weigh in will put you into an appropriate age group.


7:00 am - 1st Wave - Olympic Men

7:03 am - 2nd Wave - Olympic Women

7:30 am – 3rd Wave - Sprint Distance Men   

7:33 am - 4th Wave - Sprint Distance Women  


Please note: all times are CENTRAL. Be safe and have a blast!

Awards ceremony starts as soon as the last athlete crosses the finish line.

Awards - Awards Categories

Overall Male and Female
Overall Male and Female Masters
Top 3 Athena's 39 & Under
Top 3 Athena's 40 & Over
Top 3 Clydesdale's 39 & Under
Top 3 Clydesdale's 40 & Over
Top 1 Female Teams
Top 1 Male Teams
Top 1 Coed Teams
3 Deep in the Male and Female Age Groups: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34,
35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up. Physically challenged.

Fun stuff: We'll have pizza, grilled hot dogs and other food for you. Of course, beer too!

Entry fees:

Sprint Tri/Du Individual                    $60.00                                 

Sprint Tri/Du Relay of 2                   $90.00       

Sprint Tri/Du Relay of 3                 $135.00

Olympic Tri/Du Individual                 $75.00   

Olympic Tri/Du Relay of 2               $120.00 

Olympic Tri/Du Relay of 3               $180.00   

No race day registrations will be available. Last chance to register will be the night before race at the packet pick up (unless race closed early) BUT you MAY NOT receive a t-shirt or goody bag as we did not have a chance to prepare for your very last minute registration. Race management reserves the right to close registration when needed to keep the event safe for all participants. And add $10.00 to the regular registration fees please.

Saturday 7:00 pm

Let's meet at El Governor Motel and we will buy you a drink......mingle, talk about the race and relax.

Refunds / Transfers Due to the number of race transfer requests and cancellations that occur in the weeks prior to a race we have adopted the following policy that is in accordance with USAT Policy. No refunds of registration fees.  A transfer to a later event of the season may be requested and granted up to 21 days prior the race day. No transfers will be allowed underneath this deadline.  Entry fees cannot be transferred to another individual. Transfers will only be allowed to military personnel in case of military orders to relocate (a copy of orders may be required).The Beach Blast Triathlon & Duathlon management reserves the right to cancel the race or start at a later time. This would only be done for inclement weather, emergencies, or natural disasters. In the event of a cancellation there will be no refunds of entry fees. Considerable effort goes into producing an event such as a triathlon and funds are expended and applied in good faith based on a registration. In the event of a cancellation for any other reason there will be no refund of entry fees. By registering for the event participants agree to all policies.


Hosting hotel

El Governor Motel in Mexico Beach offers HUGE discount to Beach Blast athletes! Please book your stay as early as possible. This beautiful place with the best sunsets on Gulf Coast fills up fast! (The number of rooms available at this discounted rate is limited; book your room early). Don't forget to mention you are participating in Beach Blast calling: El Governor Motel). The manager of El Governor also donates some of the great food for our post-race party - thank you!


Cool stuff about Beach Blast Race

We sponsored a sister-event in September 2007; Beach Blast Tri in Iraq. We received some photos and our understanding is that the guys had a blast! Congratulations!