Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon in Fairmount Park
10th anniversary of the weekend long triathlon festival
June 21-22, 2014
The Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon is a big deal in the multi-sport world, becoming a top-rated, sell-out event.
The Olympic-distance race takes athletes through the beautiful trails of Fairmount Park and completes the swim in the slow-moving waters of the Schuylkill River.
Philadelphia’s triathlon has gotten top ratings from several publications including being called “A top five race” by Inside Triathlon’s Kyle duFord and this from Jay Prasuhn of Triathlete Magazine: “It’s a big-city race deserving of the cult status afforded classic events such as San Francisco’s Escape from Alcatraz.”
Competitors will enter the water from the dock at the St. Joe’s Boathouse on Kelly Drive, and cyclists can expect a 40k course that includes part of the pro cycling championship course.
The start/finish area and the transition area will be located just off of Martin Luther King Drive, near the base of Black Road — it is a beautiful part of Fairmount Park, complete with statues, trees and