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Date / Location
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Bartow Civic Center, 2250 S. Floral Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830
Included in your entry fee:
Unique Finisher Premiums
Custom Race Dri Fit T-shirt
Palace Pizza Pasta Dinner (Friday, 6:30-8:00 PM, 2 per entry)
Bike Support by Road & Trail Bicycles
Chip Timing by Alta Vista Sports
Sonny’s BBQ Post Race Party
What's behind the name?
The Blarney Stone is located in Blarney Castle in Cork County Ireland. Although the story varies legend has it that if you kiss the stone you will become more eloquent in speech. This could come in handy if the Race Official catches you drafting.
All proceeds from the event will go towards Bartow Parks & Recreation Department to continue and further its youth, adult, family, and senior recreational programming.
Sprint Triathlon Distances
1/4 Mile Swim, 12 Mile Bike, 5k Run
Race Time - NEW TIME!
8:30 AM, Based on estimated swim time (400 meters)
Aqui Chiropractic ¼ Mile Swim
We will use Sam Griner Pool for the swim and will use a snake swim. First participants will begin at 8:30 AM. The swim map is located here. Sam Griner Pool is not heated. Wet suits will be permitted if water temperature is 78 degrees or lower as stated in the USA Triathlon Competitive Rules.
The Sam Griner Pool will be open to persons registered for the triathlon on Tuesdays and Thursday from February 18th - March 20th from 3:00 - 6:00 PM . It will also be open Saturday, March 8th from 10 AM - Noon and Friday, March 14th from 4:30 - 6:30 PM.
Past Pool Temperatures on Race Day
March 17, 2012 – 75 degrees
March 12, 2011 - 66.7 degrees
March 13, 2010 - 66 degrees
Road & Trail Bicycles12 Mile Bike
The bike will start and end at the Civic Center. The route will take participants through shady residential neighborhoods, historic Bartow, and phosphate mining country south of town. The bike route is available here.
Bike support will be provided Road & Trail Bicycles of Lakeland. They will provide support at packet pickup from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the Palace Pizza Pasta Dinner and again the morning of the race beginning from 6:30-7:30 AM.
Floral Lakes 5K
The Floral Lakes 5K will start and end at the Civic Center. Most of the run will take place in the Floral Lakes Senior Community. The 5K map is available here.
The Transition Area is located in the Bartow Civic Center parking lot. Only athletes will be able to access the area. The map is available here. The transition area will only be open on race day from 6:00 AM - 7:15 AM
Age divisions are broken down into the following for both men & women:
14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
Clydesdale 39 & under, 40 & over
Athena 39 & under, 40 & over
Fat Tire (Mountain bike)
Relay Teams (Teams can be made up of two or three people)
Each participant must fill out separate entry form. You can also register as an individual to be placed on a team. Age is determined based on your age on December 31, 2014.
Overall Male / Female, Overall Masters (40+) Male / Female, Custom Awards to at least Top 3 in all divisions.
Individual and Group costume (Friday at 7:25 PM).
Forever $55 Military Fee
| By 2/15/13
| After 2/15/13
| After 3/4/13
We are pleased to offer current and former members of our Armed Forces a set entry fee of $55 for an individual and $110 for a relay team. Please include a copy of your Military Identification or Honorable Discharge papers (DD 214) with your registration. You can also email email@example.com
a copy for a unique code for online registration. Registration in the Military Division is NOT required. Participants can compete in whichever division they choose. Thank you for your service!
Transfers & Refund Policy
No transfers or refunds permitted.
Friday from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Bartow Civic Center.
Saturday 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM. (Onsite)
Saturday Only, no guarantee to receive shirt or correct shirt size for Saturday onsite registered athletes.
Free Palace Pizza Pasta Dinner (2)
Pre-registered athletes 6:30-8:00 PM Friday. Located at the Civic Center with Packet Pickup.
2013 Bartow Blarney Tri Results
2012 Bartow Blarney Tri Results
2012 Bartow Blarney Tri Photos - Bernard Brown Photography
2011 Bartow Blarney Triathlon Results
2010 Bartow Blarney Triathlon Results