"florida's fastest half"

Great video of the course

from one of our participant 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lake Manatee State Park
8th annual

Lake Manatee State Park
20007 State Road 64
Bradenton, FL 34212
(941) 741-3028

Directions:  Take exit 220 off of I-75. Lake Manatee State Park is located 9 miles east of I-75 on State Road 64 in Bradenton, Florida.

To view amenities the park has to offer, click here.

Click here for RACE HOTELS 

If you would like to volunteer to help at the Gator Half Triathlon, please e-mail us.  We are looking for 100+ volunteers to help ensure the safety and success of this race for the athletes and spectators.  Areas of need include lifeguards (kayaking), registration, transition areas, bike and run water stops, corner marshals, etc.  All volunteers will receive an event t-shirt and have access to post-race food/beverages.


Swim 1.2 mi, Bike 56 mi, Run 13 mi 

Run 3 mi, Bike 56 mi, Run 13 mi

Swim 1.2 mi, Bike 56 mi

The Gator Half Triathlon is a . Please see Race FAQ for more information concerning race license information. 

REGISTRATION is online at Online registration closes Wednesday at midnight EST.  There will be no on-site race day registration.  Registration will be available at packet picket-up on Saturday between 1-4 pm.  We encourage everyone to register in advance as there will be limited space.

FOR MORE INFORMATION on Half and Olympic distances and to see race course maps, please click on respective pages.  T-shirts will be guaranteed to all pre-registered athletes (prior to March 5th). 


The swim will be held in Lake Manatee which is a large, freshwater lake.  Lifeguards will be stationed along the bank and in kayaks.

The bike route for the Half will be on country roads with a few small rollers.  The course will be marked with arrows and have deputies and volunteers stationed at all critical intersections.  The course is a 56-mile out and back course.  The course is NOT closed to traffic so please follow the rules of the road and safety first!

The run will be on two lane roads with very little, to no traffic, including a water stop every mile and half. 

Chip timing will be facilitated by Mark Hughes with Fast Finishes.  Visit Fast Finishes to find your results.

Race photos will be taken by Ken Shelton Photography.  Click 2012 Race Day Photos to find your race day pics!

Post-race awards and festivities will begin once athletes complete the race.  Burgers will be served by Full Belly Burgers.  Vegetarian options will also be available.  Medals will be given to all finishers and awards to overall and age group winners.

Good luck to all competitors!!

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