Turkey Tri – Fort Lauderdale, FL
A staple for years, the Turkey sprint duathlon & triathlon takes place at the beautiful Tradewinds Park located in Coconut Creek, Florida. Kicking off the holiday season, athletes can burn off some of that Thanksgiving dinner in a fast triathlon or duathlon. This race is perfect for the new triathlete with a straight across the lake swim, traffic-less bike course, and a sidewalk run.
Swimmers will start on the south end of the lake and finish on the north end. The lake is calm, with no current and minimal wake from other swimmers. Spectators can see the entire swim along the park path. For those athletes who prefer not to swim, we offer the duathlon option, replacing the swim with a .75-mile run.
As athletes exit the water, they will transition to their bikes for a fast and safe 10-mile bike ride through Tradewinds Park. Cyclists will enjoy this course because it is void of vehicular traffic, giving them a chance to focus on their bike performance. Cyclists will pass each other on the way back into transition.
Runners will get to view Tradewinds Park from the paths around the lake in a 2-loop course. This is another great opportunity for spectators to cheer on their athletes. Picnic tables are plentiful for families and friends to gather at for a comfortable spectating experience, especially for older parents and children. There is also a playground to keep the young ones entertained. The Turkey sprint duathlon and triathlon at Tradewind Park is a great way to start the day with family and friends.