The Mack Cycle 305 Triathlon has been named the 2023 USAT Florida State Championship and Club Championship too!
The Mack Cycle 305 Triathlon is South Florida’s largest Sprint and Olympic Distance Triathlon. It is held annually on the beautiful island of Key Biscayne. Key Biscayne is the main training ground for all of Miami’s endurance athletes. The 305 Triathlon is held at Crandon Park.
The swim is in the Atlantic Ocean in a trench just off the shore. Outside of that trench the water is very shallow, thus the Ocean in that area is generally very calm.
The bike leaves Crandon Park and heads towards Miami going over the relatively flat, but scenic, Bear Cut Bridge, down Virginia Key and back, then it crosses over the William Powell Bridge with a steady 4% grade up to 76 feet high with a spectacular view of the City of Miami Skyline! Then riders u-turn after getting to the other side of the bridge and climb that monster again!
The run goes through the absolutely gorgeous Crandon Park including the track, the old zoo, shaded paved trails, and, of course, half of the run is on the paved boardwalk along the ocean. I don’t think there’s a more scenic run in the sport of triathlon!
Of course, if you perform well, you could be named the 2023 Florida State Champion in your age group or category. Once earned, that can never be taken away from you!
Clubs will be competing as well to see which club will take home the State Championship Crown. Points are earned based on # of club members racing, how far the club travelled, and, of course, how well the top club members performed in their respective age groups.
All in all, this is a can’t miss event for triathletes in Florida and triathletes from outside of Florida are welcome to join in the fun as well! We will see you there!