Maritime de Luna Duathlon

As the first race of the 2017 TriGulfCoast Youth Multisport Series, the 7th annual Maritime de Luna Du Youth Duathlon will be held March 12, 2017 at Pensacola’s Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park.  The race will begin at 8:30 AM and will offer a scenic run-bike-run course for kids ages 6 to 15 (as of December 31, 2017).

Athletes will start in approximately 6 age-group and gender-specific waves.  Race distances are as follows:

Ages 6-9:

  • Run 1:    0.4 mile
  • Bike:      2 miles
  • Run 2:    0.5 mile

Ages 10-15:

  • Run 1:   0.6 mile
  • Bike:     3.2 miles
  • Run 2:   1 mile


Registration for the 2017 Maritime de Luna Duathlon – Presented by Running Wild opens December 1, 2016.  If you have questions, e-mail us a or call (850) 733-6461.

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Volunteer! Putting on a great youth duathlon requires a lot of volunteers.  We need your help!  Please sign up to volunteer via the link below.

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Registration: 12/10/16-1/9/17 $25
Registration: 1/10/17 – 2/20/17 $32
Late Registration: 2/21/17 – 3/11/17 $37

School-Based Teams  (New in 2017!)

The 2016 Maritime De Luna Du Youth Duathlon will for the first time offer awards for school-based teams.  School awards will recognize school teams for the aggregate performance of athletes registered as part of the team.  Each athlete completes the full event and also competes for individual age group awards.  The top three scoring schools will receive a school trophy.  Team scores will be based on the six best-performing athletes on each team, although the number of members is not limited.  Athletes should attend the school for which they are competing.  Homeschool students may form as many or as few teams as desired, but should pre-register by contacting  Students may join their school’s team during registration (if their school is not listed, request that it be added at  Schools (or groups of their students) may also preregister to field a team until February 20, 2017.  A pre-paid entry fee of $150 will register up to 7 athletes (i.e., 6@$25 + 1 free).  Additional athletes can be pre-paid at $25 per athlete.   For further information, see our full team instructions.

Volunteer at the Maritime de Luna Du Youth Duathlon!  We are grateful for the outstanding crew of volunteers who have already signed up to volunteer at the event.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Mindi Straw at

Race Information

Packet Pickup:  Packet pickup will be held at Running Wild, 3012 E Cervantes St, Pensacola, FL, on the afternoon of Saturday, March 11 and on site on race morning from 6:30-7:30 AM.  After online registration closes, late registration will be available during packet pickup.  We will not be registering athletes on race morning.

Race Instructions:  Race instructions are available here.  A copy will also be included in race packets.

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When it comes time to start, our athletes are right there, toes to the line! Likewise, Running Wild has been our premier sponsor right from the start in 2013. Thanks to Paul and Cherie Epstein and their staff at Running Wild, now in their 5th year providing financial support, material support, and race management expertise to help make Tri Gulf Coast Youth Mulltisport a success! ...

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For Tri Gulf Coast, this is the 5th year of the de Luna Duathlon and Sea Turtle Triathlon. Some of our sponsors have stood with us from the very beginning. Some are new. All are valued! Over the next few days we're going to feature our long time sponsors who are back in 2017. ...

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Thanks to all who registered in the past few days for the duathlon, including those who are taking part in our school teams competition. If you didn't know: those competing for schools ALSO compete for individual age group awards. If you want to add a school affiliation for your athlete, add your school, or create a home school team, let us know! ...

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Volunteers are needed to help on race day.  We would love to have you join our team and guarantee you an awesome great time!  If you would like to help, please use our volunteer registration forms at GetMeRegistered (link to be provided when available).

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Participants are required to be youth members of USA Triathlon.  Annual USAT youth memberships are $10 per year and may be purchased in advance from USA Triathlon (recommended, see  USA Triathlon membership may also be purchased during online registration.

2017 Premier Sponsorship

Premier Sponsorship of the 2017 TriGulfCoast Youth Multisport Series will once again be shared by our loyal sponsors Running Wild and Zarzaur Law, PA.  Running Wild will kick off our season with the Maritime de Luna Duathlon and Zarzaur Law, PA will present our Sea Turtle Youth Triathlon in October.  Thanks to both of these outstanding Pensacola businesses for your steadfast support of the TGC Youth Multisport Series.

2017 Premier Sponsors –  Running Wild, Zarzaur Law, PA

2017 Major Sponsors
Alpha-Omega Sports Performance

2017 Series Sponsors
Santa Rosa Island Triathlon
Three Sixty, Inc
Bank of Pensacola
The Trek Store of Pensacola and Mobile
Infinity Bicycles
Sandy Sansing Automotive
The Mark Lee Realty Team
Sidelines Sports Bar and Restaurant

If you or your business would like to become a sponsor, please contact Jim Hagy or Mindi Straw at for further information. Like us on Facebook to keep up to date on the event…Maritime de Luna Duathlon Facebook

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