The 38th Annual Intimidator - Florida Challenge Triathlon, one of the premier endurance events in the country, at the World Triathlon Destination, Clermont, FL. The Florida Challenge features both a sprint triathlon,and the Intimidator, a 70.3, half-iron distance triathlon. Individual, relay team, and aqua bike (long course only) competition is also available. The race takes place in conjunction with the Great Clermont Triathlon which offers an intermediate (Olympic) distance triathlon and duathlon.
March 12, 2022
Clermont Waterfront Park, 330 Third Street, Clermont, FL, 34711
Intimidator Triathlon: 1.2 mile Swim, 56 mile Bike, 13.1 mile Run
Long Distance Aqua Bike: 1.2 mile Swim, 56 mile Bike
Sprint Triathlon: .25 mile Swim, 8 mile Bike, 3.1 mile Run
Open Water Swim: 1.2 mile Swim
SWIM - The 1.2 mile swim course is a triangular shaped course in Lake Minneola. Swimmers will swim counter-clockwise, keeping all buoys on their left. Swimmers will complete one lap of the course. The projected water temperature is expected to be 68-78. Wetsuit use is in accordance with USAT rules.
BIKE - The 56 mile loop bike course takes place on the scenic, rural roads of Lake County. The course includes rolling hills and a short, yet challenging climb up Sugarloaf Mountain. The 8 mile sprint bike course is relatively flat and travels around Lake Minneola.
RUN - The run course is an out and back loop course on the South Lake Trail.
Course maps can be found on our Downloads Page.
Sommer Sports wants to assure you that the health, safety and well-being of the community, our athletes, staff, and volunteers is always our highest priority. All of our events will follow the guidelines put forth by the City, County and State, along with those of USA Triathlon and USA Track & Field.
We are encouraging anyone who is in a high-risk category to please, please stay home and complete the race virtually.
Face mask use is required of all participants and spectators before and after your race, and during packet pick-up. Face coverings are not required while racing. Free disposable face masks will be available at Sommer Sports Be Safe station located near the fiinish line. All participants will have their temperature checked as part of packet pick-up process.
As the COVID situation is continuing to evolve, the information above is always subject to change. The most current COVID19 information specific to this event will be sent out to all participants prior to race day.
Finisher medal, colorful event shirt, accurately measured and well monitored course. Post race food tent. Registering by March 1 ensures proper t-shirt size. Awards: Intimidator Triathlon - Top three overall, top masters, and the top three in each division, male and female. Sprint Triathlon - Top three overall, top masters, and the top three in each age division, male and female. Relay Teams - Top three teams in each of the following categories: All Male, All Female, and Mixed Aqua Bike - Top three finishers overall, male and female. Open Water Swim - Top five Male and Female.
Be part of all the excitement at one of Sommer Sport's events. Whether you have just a couple of hours to spare, or the entire day, your help will make a difference. Grab a bunch of friends, family or co-workers and create a team to staff one of the water stations located along the course. Positions are available to fit any schedule. Click here to learn more!
* Subject to Change
Friday, March 11, 2022
2:00pm - 6:00pm Packet Pick-up at the Highlander Building 100 3rd Street, Clermont, FL 34711
Saturday, March 12, 2022
5:45am - 7:30am Packet Pick-up at the Highlander Building 100 3rd Street, Clermont, FL 34711
7:30am Intimidator Transition Area Closes
7:30am Intimidator START!
8:00am Great Clermont Transition Area Closes
8:15am Great Clermont Triathlon START!
8:20am Great Clermont Duathlon START!
8:30am Florida Challenge Sprint Transition Area Closes
8:55am Florida Challenge Sprint Start
9:45am Swim Course Cut-off – all events.
1:30pm Bike Course Support Ends
4:30pm Run Course Support Ends