Farewell Portofino Tri Series ! THANK YOU


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Thank you to ALL the volunteers, the Portofino Island Resort Staff and Management Company, our Wonderful Sponsors and to ALL the athletes that have made this series an incredible experience for 8 seasons!


These races were "Super Sprint" triathlons, meaning they were shorter than a typical triathlon "Sprint" race.  They were also official USA Triathlon Sanctioned Events which means they are a qualifier for the USAT Age Group National Championships


The Portofino Tri Series was designed for all triathlon abilities - especially brand new athletes! There were no official awards and the max participants rose to a maximum of 70 athletes per event. There were no age groups, and the swim start typically consisted of one or two wave starts: all males followed by all females three minutes afterwards. 



Course Distance for Triathlons

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


Where: Portofino Island Resort

10 Portofino Drive, Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561



Course Maps


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.
  • We've Got You Covered! Team MPI and imATHLETE have partnered to make sure you are covered in case this event has to be canceled. That's right, if we are forced to cancel the event for specific reasons (weather, terrorism), you are guaranteed to be refunded your full registration fee. There's nothing you even need to do to opt in to this refund promise - just by registering for the event, you are covered. Isn't that cool? We thought so too. So register now!


REASONS to sign up!

  • It's an official USAT Sanctioned Event so it's a qualifier for the USAT Age Group National Championship
  • 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.



All MPI Events are USAT Sanctioned


Race Site!