2014 Portofino Sunset Tri Series presented by INFINITY BICYCLES

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MPI is proud to announce its 2014 PORTOFINO SUNSET TRI SERIES presented by Infinity Bicycles !


This is the fourth year of this series of triathlon races that will take place on eight (8) Thursday Nights at 6:30pm (a few will start at 6:15pm) throughout the spring & summer at beautiful Portofino Island Resort on Pensacola Beach, FL.  

These races are "Super Sprint" triathlons, meaning they are shorter than a typical triathlon "Sprint" race.  They are also official USA Triathlon Sanctioned Events.


The Portofino Sunset Tri Series presented by Infinity Bicycles is designed for all triathlon abilities - especially brand new athletes!  There will be one overall time (no splits) and no official awards.  The max participants will be 60 athletes per event.  There will be no "age" groups, and the swim start will consist of two wave starts: all males followed by all females three minutes afterwards. Wetsuits will only be permited if water temp is 78o or colder.


Volunteer for two races, get FREE entry into a Portofino Tri Series race! Click here.



Athlete Information Packet


Course Distances:

Swim: 300 yards
Bike:   7.5 miles
Run:   1.5 miles


Dates:  Thursdays, 6:30pm Start Time (unless otherwise noted)


  • April 17th (6:15pm Start)

  • May 1st  (6:15pm Start)

  • June 5th  

  • June 19th

  • July  17th

  • July 31st  -  "Envie Twilight ladies Tri" - ALL FEMALE RACE

  • August 14th

  • August 21st (6:15pm Start) - RELAY TEAM RACE


Where: Portofino Island Resort

10 Portofino Drive, Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561

(Directions: After Pensacola Beach's Bob Sikes bridge, continue EAST ~4.5 miles to the cluster of 5 "high-rise" condos on the left.) 
**Parking:  parking is NOT allowed inside of Portofino.  Athletes and Volunteers from outside the Portofino Island Resort are not allowed to park on Portofino grounds.  Recommended parking areas are the public parking lot on Gulf side of Portofino and the gravel shoulder along beach road just past Portofino.  PLEASE review map here.


Ages of participants:  

All athletes must be 16+ yrs old*

*(Age categories are based by athlete age on Dec. 31, 2014)


Course Maps


Race Time Lines:


For 6:15pm Starts: (April 17th, May 1st & August 21st)

5:00pm - Checkin / Transition Opens
6:00      – Transition Closes
6:15      – Race Starts
~7:45    – Race Finish (or when last athlete finishes)


For 6:30pm Starts: 

5:00pm - Checkin / Transition Opens
6:15      – Transition Closes
6:30      – Race Starts
~8:00    – Race Finish (or when last athlete finishes)


Race Check-In Information and Procedures

  • Transition and race check-in will be adjacent to the Portofino Lifestyle Center depicted here.
  • Registered Athletes MUST present photo ID at check-in. 


Adverse Weather

  • The race will proceed independent of wind or rain, but lightning may cause possible delay or cancelation.  
  • Tropical weather systems will cancel the event.


REASONS to sign up!

  • It's an official USAT Sanctioned Event
  • Participants will have access to USAT Certified Coaches during check-in and setup
  • Official Results with overall times will be posted next day
  • Each participant will receive swim cap and be eligible for great give-aways immediately after race
  • It's a GREAT opportunity to "try" a tri, hone your skills before an upcoming race, or enjoy a fun "race experience" during the week with friends.



Important Rules and Safety Information:


All athletes must understand that this is an OPEN COURSE which means athletes MUST obey all traffic laws during bike portion of event.  Failure to do so could be hazardous AND jeopardize the future of this event.  


The RUN COURSE will begin and finish in Portofino Island Resort, so please mind vehicle traffic both on road and in parking lots.


USAT Sanctioned Events require CPSC, ANSI, or SNELL certified helmets to be fastened during entire bike portion of the event.  See official USAT rules here.


Please review the MOST COMMONLY VIOLATED USAT rules here.


For information regarding USAT member insurance coverage associated with this event, click here.


Race Registration

Entry Fees:

$35 for general entry*  (August 21st Relay is $15 per leg)

* All participants MUST be a USAT member. Membership is $12 for each event or $45 for year


MAX participants will be 60 per event!


April 17th (6:15pm Start)


May 1st (6:15pm Start)


June 5th


June 19th


July 17th


July 31st - "Envie Twilight Ladies Tri"


August 14th


August 21st (6:15pm Start) - RELAY ONLY





Volunteering is a great way to learn about triathlon for beginners and a way to give back to the sport for experienced triathletes.  If you volunteer for two (2) 2014 Portofino Sunset Tri Series races, you will get a FREE entry into a 2014 Portofino Sunset Tri Series race!


Here's how it works:  Register below to volunteer for two (2)  2014 Portofino Sunset Tri Series races.  Then register above for entry as a participant into a 2014 Portofino Sunset Tri race.  Once you have volunteered for two races, at packet pickup for the race you'll be racing in, MPI will give you a check for $35 on site (this does not include the ImAthlete registration fee).

So, you MUST volunteer for two (2) 2014 Portofino Sunset Tri Series races BEFORE you receive a check for reimbursment of registration cost for yourself as a participant.

If interested in volunteering, you'll need to be available at Portofino Island Resort from 6:00pm to ~8:00pm on race day.  You MUST register below (it is FREE):



All MPI Events are USAT Sanctioned


Race Site!