About the Race

TOUGHMAN Triathlon

Race date is March 15, 2015 7am start

TOUGHKid’s Tri race date is March 14, 2015 9am start

The Manatee Super Sprint is March 15, 2015 8am start

Jan. 26 news: I’m pleased to announce that Hammer Nutrition will be the gel and on-course fluid support sponsor for this year’s event. Every athlete will get a Hammer Gel in your goody bag and there will be plenty of Hammer Gel on the course. The fluid drink on course will be Hammer Heed, known as one of the best racing fluids available. I personally would like to thank Hammer Nutrition for supplying their expectional quality products to the race. Stay ahead of the pack with Hammer Nutrition!


Please click on the logo above to view Hammer Nutrition’s website.

Jan. 21 news: Tri Tats is our Race Marking Sponsor. They have informed me that if you register by Feb. 20, you will get your name printed on the custom race bib! You can have your first, last or nickname printed!


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Here’s the registration links for the races:

Toughman Half https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=10505

HuManatee Super Sprint https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=11580

Tough Kids https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=10825


If you are racing in TOUGHMAN and your child is racing in TOUGH Kids, enter coupon code TOUGH for a $10 discount to each event.

If you are a member of a triathlon club, enter coupon code TRICLUB for a $10 discount.

Announcing America’s coolest refund policy!

You may withdraw from the event by February 14, 2015 and receive a full refund of your entry fee (minus credit card processing fee). You may withdraw from the event by March 7, 2015 and receive 65% off your entry fee (minus credit card processing fee).

You may transfer entry to another athlete at no charge. Simply email mark@fastfinishes.net and I’ll make the transfer.

There it is! Why don’t all races operate this way?

Event Satisfaction Guarantee

We offer an Event Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the event for any reason, we will refund your entry fee.

As this is new and innovative, I’d like any requests made under this guarantee to be within reason. I can’t guarantee a refund if you had a flat tire. I can guarantee a refund if you are not satisfied with the race, the course, the event (packet pick-up, registration, transition area, awards, finisher’s medals, on-course support or post race food). I’m willing to listen to any concern that you may have. The ultimate goal is to have you completely satisfied with the event. I’ll make every effort to ensure this!


The 2015 race is open for registration.

Race entry fees are:

Until December 31, 2014: Individual $170
January 1 to February 15: Individual $200
February 16 to March 14: Individual $210

Race day registration: $225

Bike Course Map


(two loops)

Packet Pick-Up

The 2015 packet pick-up details will be posted by February 1, 2015.
You are required to bring photo proof of identity. There are no entry transfers or substitutions. Participants who swap or sell their race number without going through the race management, will not be allowed to race and lose all entry fees as well as be subject to disciplinary action by USAT.

Steps to Print a temporary USAT card for current USAT members:

1. Go to: usatriathlon.org

2. Login using your email address and password (top left-hand corner homepage)

3. Click on “My Account” on the right side of the page

4. Once the page loads click on “Print Temporary Card” (the 7th link on left-hand side of page)

New this year, chips will be inside your race packet (except for those picking up at JackRabbit). We have comfortable disposable chips with the newest technology. Any packets picked up without their chip inside must stop by the chip station on race morning, located outside the transition area.

Race Distance

Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 13.1 miles
AQUABIKE: Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 100 yards through finish chute and be awarded your medal.

Event Categories

We have many individual and relay categories available. Readcategory descriptions here.
How does a relay team work? Download the PDF with more relay team race instructions.

Entry fee includes

  • athlete entry
  • performance wick race shirt and compression socks!
  • race nutrition
  • post-race BBQ and beer
  • swim cap
  • goody bag with bottle
  • timing chip rental with five splits
  • finisher’s medal




You must be a member of USA Triathlon to compete in the race, including each relay member. If you do not have an annual membership, you must purchase a one-day membership for $14 during the registration process.


The race is a USAT sanctioned race so USAT rules are in effect. You must wear an ANSI-approved helmet during the entire cycling event. Headphones for music are prohibited during the race.

Most common rules violations >

Age Requirements

You must be 17 years old or older to participate in the TOUGHMAN race (or 15 years old to be part of a relay team). Race age is determined by how old you will be on 12/31/2015, which means you may be in an older age group than your current age.

Bike Check & Briefings

You may check your bike into transition on Saturday 2-7pm (again, highly suggested but NOT mandatory). Overnight security is provided.

Start Times

First wave goes off Sunday morning at 6:45 am. There will be approximately 6-8 waves by age groups with 3 minutes in between each wave. Transition open at 5am on Sunday morning.

Aid Stations

There are 4 aid stations on the run course and a bottle exchange at the 14 mile, 28 mile and and 42 mile mark on the bike course. Aid is as follows:

Bike Aid Station

Replacement drink bottle exchange

Run Aid Stations

Replacement drink
Cola (at selected stations)


During the race, there will be port-a-johns located at miles 14, 28 and 42 on the bike. The run will have available facilities at the transition exit and miles 3, 6, 9 and 12.


For information not available on this website, please email mark@fastfinishes.net