2013 Heartland Triathlon

Father’s Day weekend began with Friday evening packet pickup at the Civic Center.  Guests were treated to Sebring’s Dog Daze of Summer on the Sebring Circle.  Our cycling sponsor, Legacy Bicycles, hosted a pasta dinner and ice cream social for all child participants in the children’s triathlon.   

Saturday morning was filled with music and energy levels second to none as 240 children ages 5-15 participated in the USAT Florida Regional Youth Triathlon Championships.  The swim was once again held in the crystal clear waters of Lake Jackson as families and friends watched from the shoreline.  Every child award winner received a custom pair of Heartland Triathlon sunglasses and a photo with our Kids race Title Sponsor TD Bank’s very own mascot, TD!

Athletes arriving for packet pickup on Saturday evening were treated to adult beverages, snacks, and music by California Toe Jam.  It was a great time to get reacquainted with fellow triathletes.   

Father’s Day morning began with our first running of an Olympic distance triathlon in Highlands County.  Three waves of Olympic distance athletes were immediately followed by the Sprint distance event.  The weather was slightly cooler than normal which made for both a pleasant and competitive event.  Every participant was treated to one of the best goodie bags seen in all of triathlon that included:  custom race towels, sunglasses, ion necklaces, performance shirts, water bottles, and race bandanas. 

Fantastic music, food, and drink helped to supplement the already very positive energy, laughter, and story-telling occurring after the race.  Age group winners were treated to custom designed bottles of wine with overall winners receiving an autographed copy of Mark Allen’s book, Fit Soul Fit Body.    

Date   Results

June 15 & 16, 2013