The 39th 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 the Intimidator, a 70.3, half-iron distance triathlon, along with a Sprint Triathlon, a long course Aquabike, Relay, and Open Water Swim. The race takes place in conjunction with the Great Clermont Triathlon, taking place the day prior on Saturday, March 11. The Great Clermont Triathlon offers an intermediate (Olympic) distance triathlon, Sprint Triathlon and a Duathlon.
March 12, 2023
Clermont Waterfront Park, 330 Third Street, Clermont, FL, 34711
Intimidator Triathlon: 1.2 mile Swim, 60 mile Bike, 13.1 mile Run
Long Distance Aqua Bike: 1.2 mile Swim, 60 mile Bike
Open Water Swim: 1.2 mile Swim
Click here for info on Saturday's Great Clermont Triathlon.
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.
Double Triathlon Challenge:
Race a Great Clermont multisport event on Saturday and complete a Florida Challenge multisport event on Sunday and you'll earn some cool swag! Finishing select two-day combos will earn you a cool bonus medal!
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
Saturday, March 11, 2023 - Great Clermont Triathlon
5:45am - 7:15am Packet Pick-up
7:30am Transition Area Closes
7:30am Great Clermont Triathlon START!
7:35am Great Clermont Duathlon START!
7:55am Great Clermont Sprint Start
8:45am Swim Course Cut-off – all events
11:30am Bike Course Support Ends
1:00pm Run Course Support Ends
Saturday, March 11, 2023 - Florida Challenge Triathlon
12:00pm - 4:00pm Packet Pick-up at the Highlander Building 100 3rd Street, Clermont, FL 34711
Sunday, March 12, 2023 - Florida Challenge Triathlon
5:45am - 7:15am Packet Pick-up at the Highlander Building 100 3rd Street, Clermont, FL 34711
7:30am Intimidator Transition Area Closes
7:30am Intimidator START!
9:30am Swim Course Cut-off – all events.
1:30pm Bike Course Support Ends
4:30pm Run Course Support Ends