Integrity Multisport Inc.
July 14, 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.
LIQUID DEATH IS JUST WATER - Thanks to Liquid Death for providing us water in fully recyclable aluminum cans for our finish line!  It may look like a beer can, but it's just pure mountain water (no carbonation).  Grab, enjoy, and rehydrate after your race!

The 2 most requested items in our last post-race survey will be addressed this weekend:

- To allow more space in transition, we will be changing to 2 sided racking on the bike racks.  This will allow you to put your shoes, helmet, etc. in the space to your left as that person will be on the other side of the rack and put their stuff behind your bike.  Also, each rack space is marked with 2 black lines to define each space so nobody hogs up more than their share of the rack.  IMPORTANT: Your handlebars should be on your side of the bike rack to prevent them from snagging the bikes next to you.  Please see the illustration below for racking instructions (click on it to open larger size):


#2 SMALL POOL TO RINSE FEET - We will place a small pool next to the run entrance of transition for you to rinse the sand off your feet after coming from the beach to transition.


Bring Your QR Code & Photo ID - 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!

Race Morning - Please arrive on race morning between 5:30 and 6:00 am regardless of your race start time.  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.  THE GATES CLOSE AT 6:30am, so all spectators should arrive before that time or they will not be able to enter the park to watch.  Race start times are:

  • 7:00 - International Distance
  • 7:15 - Duathlon
  • 7:20 - Sprint Distance

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. 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.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.  There will be an orange bucket with wet sponges for you to use.

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.



Arctic Bath & Coffee is coming back to provide immediate post-race recovery. Skip the soreness, and the lines, by registering for your cold plunge today! Their Chill Team understands that reservation times may vary with the race; anyone who registers in advance will be taken before walk-ins. Reserve your cold water therapy session NOW!

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
  • Saturday Setup 7:30am-9:30am - earn $40 off your next race and get your packet first!

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

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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With two conveniently located ERs in Pinellas County, you’re never far from highly specialized emergency care in your neighborhood. Bayfront Health is equipped to handle any emergency 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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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