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Gulf Coast Triathlon

Presented by Gulf Coast Triathlon at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, Panama City Beach FL

May 07 2016
Gulf Coast Triathlon

1.2-mile open water swim in the Gulf of Mexico

The GCT swim course is a 1.2-mile open water swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Wetsuits are allowed and optional as long as the water temperature is below 78 degrees F.

Athletes will start on the beach and swim one loop of the rectangular course in a clockwise direction ….950 yards out and turn right, 200 yards and then turn right and swim 950 yards back to shore. At swim exit, athletes will exit the water and run up to T1.

The bike course is an out-and-back course traveling through residential, commercial, and rural areas of Bay County and Panama City Beach.

The run is a flat course traveling through some of the most beautiful beachfront areas that distinguishes Panama City Beach as having the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches.

Temperatures average 85 degrees with high humidity.

Aid Stations are numerous with the friendliest volunteers offering you encouragement and assistance. Stations will have water, Gatorade, fruit, Clif Gel, and cola.



Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort

11212 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32407

Full map and directions


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