I am having second thoughts, can I defer?
YES, however the last day to defer is April 12, 2023
Please see our deferral policy at the bottom of this page.
Am I registered?
Please check your e-mail inbox/spam box for “HAKU registration”, “HAKU” or “HAKU Receipt”. Haku is the name of our registration platform and should you have registered, the system automatically sends receipts to your inbox.
If you were registered by someone else, it would arrive in their inbox.
How about my deferral from last year?
If you deferred form last year, you are NOT automatically entered into the next event. Our system sends out a unique registration link to deferred entry runners to enter themselves into the event. Sometimes, the e-mail gets sent to the spam box that runners usually miss it. Please send us an e-mail if you deferred and we will get you your registration link.
Note: Deferments from 2022 are only valid if you deferred PRIOR to the event. No shows and no written requests for deferrals forfeit their entries.
Can I just get a refund if I am unable to race?
Per our policy, it has been clearly stated when registering that we do not issue refunds for any reason (weather, cancellations etc). We will issue a credit for any one of our races within a year of the cancelled event. We can also defer you to another one of our events, if it is done within the time limit. Please see deferral policy.
What is a USAT license?
Every athlete (including each one in a relay team) MUST hold a USAT license in order to compete. If you do not have one, it can be obtained online.
LINK HERE FOR USAT LICENSE
Tips for First Timers?
We HIGHLY encourage you to attend one of our pre-race briefings held the day before the race. Our race director will do a walk through of the swim course, transition, run course and so much more. It will be held at 1130AM and 2PM on Saturday before the race.
Where do I get my stuff?
Packet pickup is held one day before the event AND the morning of the event. You may ONLY pick up YOUR OWN packet (family members may not pick up for someone else, unless a minor). This is a USAT rule requirement. We highly encourage athletes to pick up the day BEFORE the event as we require you to show proof of a USAT license.
Saturday packet – 10am – 430 pm,
For GPS: 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd, Cocoa Beach
Located OUTSIDE in the pavillion by the Cocoa Beach Aquatic Center. Have ID/USAT license ready.
Sunday Packet – 5am – 630am, at race site.
Can I wear a wetsuit?
USAT rules state that competitors may wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower. A USAT judge will be checking the water temperature on race morning and wetsuit eligibility will be announced multiple times in transition prior to race start.
We encourage you to monitor water temperatures through weather reports in the Cocoa Beach area the week leading up to the race.
Is there a time limit?
There is a 3.5 hour strict time limit for the whole course.
What is your deferral Policy?
Free deferrals until one month before the race and then $35 until three days before the race.
NO DEFERRALS THREE DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT.
Runner Transfer/Registration transfer: $35 any time up until three days after the event. No transfers allowed after.
Virtual transfer: No charge to transfer up until 2 weeks before the race. Two weeks before the event date, there will be a $15 fee to transfer to virtual.