Integrity Multisport Inc.
June 2, 2024

Fort DeSoto Final Instructions

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The Fort De Soto Triathlon is THIS SUNDAY! Packet pickup is Saturday. Thanks for registering!

This email is to remind you of important information that you need to know before the event.

Bring Your QR Code - We have a QR code scanner system to expedite your packet pickup process.  Please bring your registration QR code.  The QR code will be in your confirmation email, or you can get your code from the participant list (  Just click the QR code button next to your name and show it to the person doing packet pickup.  You'll still need your photo ID too for verification.

Pay for Parking - Fort DeSoto Park has a new pay for parking system.  To pay for parking, text PARKFD2 to 727563 and follow the prompts. Please pay on race day or you might get an expensive citation!

Packet Pickup - Please pick up your packet on SATURDAY between 9am and Noon at the race site!  This will greatly reduce your stress, and ours, on race morning as you’ll avoid long packet pickup lines!  The race starts on time regardless of if there’s a line at packet pickup still. By attending early pickup you’ll also get to scope out the venue in the daylight and know what to expect for race morning.  It’s a win-win!

  • Pre Race Clinic – Time: 10 a.m. The Integrity Multisport race clinic was created to help triathletes and duathletes learn the things they need to know to successfully and safely complete a triathlon.  The clinic is open to anyone with questions or just looking to expand their knowledge on triathlon. 
  • No Drop Course Preview Ride - On Saturday there will be a course preview group bike ride that will promptly start at 8 a.m where the transition area will be as shown on the map below. The no-drop group ride will be led by Tom Howard of Dynamite Endurance.

Venue Layout - Transition and Finish areas are accessible from the final 2 left turns as you reach the northwestern corner of the park.  Please go to to see the venue layout map and note the restrooms on the way to the swim.  

Run Course - The run course is 3.1 miles for the Sprint ( and 6.2 miles for the International (  The run is an out and back run on the paved park path and gives a great chance to see friends out on the course as well as how far ahead or behind you are :-).  The first run for the duathlon is ( The 2nd run for the duathlon is the same as the 3.1 mile sprint triathlon run above.

Laps (International Distance Only) - You will encounter a very large sign on both the bike and run courses that say Lap with an arrow in one direction and Finish with an arrow in another direction.  If you are in the SPRINT distance, follow the FINISH ARROW!  If you are in the International distance, follow the LAP ARROW and do a 2nd lap, then follow the FINISH ARROW to complete the bike or run.  IT IS VITAL THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THIS!  Volunteers have no way to know which lap you are on, so YOU AND ONLY YOU must be responsible to know if you need to complete another lap or not.  If you mess up and come in early, just go back out and do another lap.  We'll sort out the times and delete the extra chip times in the timing system.

Cutoff Times (International Distance) - You must finish the first lap of the bike course by 8:15 a.m. or you will be directed to transition and not allowed a 2nd lap.  The road must be clear by 9:00 a.m. by park rules, so we have to enforce this strictly!  You must also finish the first lap of the run course by 9:30 a.m. or you will be directed to the finish line.  There is a 3 hour time limit for the entire course.  You need to be able to swim a ½ mile in 20 minutes, bike 15 mph average for 20 miles, and run a 12.5 minute mile average for 6.2 miles to complete the International Distance.  If you are faster on the bike, then you have more time for the run.  If you cannot average the stated pace/speed, then please join us for the Sprint Distance Triathlon.

Race Morning - Please arrive on race morning between 5:30 and 6:00 am.  If you arrive earlier you will just be waiting at the gate and blocking our volunteers from getting in.  They have a gate code to get in early.  Please don’t try to enter or block the road before 5:30am.  Also, don’t arrive after 6:00am or you will probably not have enough time to park, get your packet, get your chip, organize your stuff in transition, go to the restroom, warm up, and get to the beach in time for your start.

Chip Pickup - Chip pickup is race morning only.  When you get your chip, please scan it at the computer next to the chips and verify that your information is correct.  If it is not, double check your chip number.  If your chip and bib numbers match and it is still incorrect, please tell someone at packet pickup so they can correct it.

Body Marking - We give out body marking tattoos to identify you when you don’t have your race number (i.e. swim).  Please apply them with a wet washcloth or sponge to your left shoulder facing out to the side.

Course Maps - Course maps can be found at

Dropping Out - If you are unable to finish the race, please return your chip to the Timing Truck so you are accounted for and we don’t send a search team out looking for you!  Do not give it to someone out on the course.

Awards Schedule - The times below are approximate and each ceremony may start a few minutes early or late depending on how long each race ceremony lasts.

  1. Aquabike - 9:10

  2. Duathlon - 9:20

  3. Sprint Triathlon - 9:35

  4. International Triathlon - 9:55

THANK YOU BAYFRONT HEALTH!  Please give a big thank you to the fine folks at Bayfront Health for their support of this event.  Without their support, this event would not be possible.

Volunteers Needed
People are the most important part of any event.  Without proper levels of staff and volunteers events are not possible. 

Volunteering at races is FUN!  You can also earn free races!  We need volunteers for the upcoming Fort DeSoto race.  Volunteers are needed for:

  • Water stations and Finish Line 6:30am-10am - earn $55 off your next race*

We can also use a few volunteers for Saturday setup (7:30am), race day packet pickup (5:00am), and post-race cleanup (immediately after race), but we are really short handed on volunteers during the race.

If you are racing, please bring someone to volunteer and they can earn credits for YOU!  Volunteers must be able and willing to perform the tasks needed.

Please note that discounts are for a future race, not the one volunteered at, as you have to volunteer to earn the credit first. 

If you would like to volunteer or bring someone else to volunteer on race day, please email [email protected] with what you are available for.

Please help!  The races cannot happen without volunteers!  This is your chance to give back to the sport.  Volunteer or bring one with you, pretty please!

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Our ERs are staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians and expertly trained clinical teams. And for severe trauma cases or those needing a higher level of care, Bayfront Health is the only state-accredited  Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County.

So, whether you are a local or visiting from across the globe, Bayfront Health is equipped to provide expert care for any emergency situation.
For more information about emergency care at Bayfront Health, visit Bayfront Health Emergency Room
– Pinellas Park is part of Bayfront Health. This is not an urgent care center. Its services and care are billed at hospital emergency department rates.

     NextHome South Pointe is super-excited to be the Official Real Estate Partner of the Ft Desoto Trilogy and a proud supporter of Integrity Multisport! In addition to being consistently recognized as frontrunners in the real estate industry throughout the state of Florida, we are advocates for an active lifestyle and huge endurance sports fanatics! 

       NextHome South Pointe’s Broker/Owner, Kent Rodahaver, is a triathlete, endurance athlete, and distance runner who has competed in countless local and regional events as well as in the National and World Championships! You will recognize the exceptional type of focus, dedication, and tenacity needed to be a world-class athlete in the service that NextHome South Pointe provides!

        Voted “Best of the Bay” for the past two consecutive years, we are thrilled to provide you with an unparalleled real estate buying or selling experience.  

     Scarborough Bicycle Accident Law is proud to announce its partnership with Integrity Multisport to present the Ft. Desoto Trilogy. Scarborough Bicycle Accident Law is dedicated to supporting athletes, particularly cyclists, who have been injured in accidents, providing them with the legal representation they need to recover from their injuries.

     Matt Scarborough, Esq. has been an avid rider and racer for over 30 years and knows the value of suffering on a bike and how that translates to one’s overall mental and physical health. The Scarborough Bicycle Accident Law provides compassionate and experienced legal representation you need to recover from your injuries and move forward with your life. 
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