The Events

Cocoa Beach Triathlon & Duathlon

EVENT CANCELLED 

Dear Athletes,

  On advice of police, fire & rescue and the USAT referee, we are cancelling today’s race due to the forecast of rain, high winds and lightning beginning at 5am and lasting through the afternoon. There are multiple flooded areas along the A1A bike course, slick golf course terrain on the run, high winds for swim, flooded transition area, chance of lightning on the swim and all elements for the entire course. These forecasted conditions make it impossible for us to conduct and guarantee a safe race experience

PLEASE RETURN PICKED UP RACE CHIPS TO THE PARKING SITE. THERE ARE VOLUNTEERS COLLECTING THEM. UNTIL 7AM

FAQ – FOR MORE INFO (CLICK HERE)

September 20, 2020

Covid-19 & Event Management

 
Our race management team is closely following the Covid-19 situation and in regular contact with local health officials.
 
Our races and overall events will follow the recommended guidelines of the State of Florida and also of USA Triathlon and USA Track & Field.
Typical race amenities such as aid and water stations and portalets will remain, with an increased emphasis on sanitization.
 
 We at Smooth Running will continue to strive for a premium event experience for all our athletes, with hygiene and safety being paramount

2021 event date: April 18, 2021

CLICK HERE FOR 2021 INFO

2019 Race Champion ED DONNER!

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The Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Triathlon has established itself as a fun and challenging event and as one of Coastal Florida’s favorite early season triathlons.

Always held the second weekend of April, our event draws a good mixture of Floridians and triathletes from more northern states anxious to escape the cold and get in a springtime race.

Our event is an enjoyable one for established athletes, but has proven itself as a great test for first time triathletes.  We have twice been a “Best First Timer’s Race” national finalist in the Triathlon Business International annual awards.

The event is based adjacent to the Cocoa Beach Country Club and begins with a .25 mile swim in the Banana River.  The swim is a beach entry and beach exit and is well supported with more than a dozen certified Open Water lifeguards and volunteers in kayaks and on paddleboards.

The 12.4 (20K) mile out and back bike route is completely flat and takes athletes away from the Country Club area and down coastal highway A1A. The bike leg is held on an open road but is well supported by Cocoa Beach Police, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and event staff and volunteers.

The run portion of our race is held on the Cocoa Beach Golf Course cart path (course closed to golfers for our event), and the rest in a riverfront neighborhood. A total of 3.1 miles

The finish line and transition areas are adjacent to the Country Club and very near the swim entry and exit areas.

DUATHLON DISTANCE: 1 MILE RUN + 12.4 MILE BIKE + 3.1 MILE RUN
 
 
Official Race Training Camp
 

2020 Bling

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2019 Bling

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AWARDS

Triathlon

Overall
Champion, 2nd, 3rd of M & F
 
Age groups 1st, 2nd, 3rd of M & F of each Age Group
Relay 
​1st, 2nd, 3rd of M, F & Mixed

Masters Champion​ of M, F, Athena & Clydesdale Athena ​Champion, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Clydesdale
Champion, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
​Fat Tire
Champion, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th of M & F
​First Timer
Champion, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th of M & F First Timers are NOT eligible to double dip in age-group awards.
 

DUATHLON

Champion, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th of M & F

Awards – Due to the Covid-19 situation and per our agreement with the city, we will not have a typical awards ceremony.

Awards can be picked up from 10a.m. to 12p.m. at the Ron Jon Watersports building (4275 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931, opposite the Ron Jon retail store). Per USAT rules, awards can only be presented once every athlete has crossed the finish line. 

1p.m. – 3p.m. at Florida Beer Company (200 Imperial Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920)

We will have a staff & volunteers under the tent (please thank them!) to double check results and to present winning athletes awards in a contactless manner.  Athletes who do not pick up their awards for whatever reason may have them mailed to them for a flat fee of $10.