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Monday, August 21, 2017

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Sommer Sports Florida Xtreme Triathlon

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Sommer Sports Florida Xtreme Triathlon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below you will find answers to many of the frequently asked questions related to the Florida Xtreme Triathlon.  The list of questions will continue to grow as we publish more information related to the event. 

If your question is not answered below, please email and a team member from Sommer Sports will get back to you as quickly as possible, typically the same day. 

Florida Xtreme Triathlon FAQ


Q:Can I change my entry from an individual entry to a relay team entry?

Yes!  In order to complete the change you will need to pay the difference in entry fees.  This charge would be the current relay team price minus the amount you paid for your individual entry fee.

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Q:What is your refund-transfer policy?

REFUNDS & TRANSFERS: The official cutoff date for all refund and transfer requests is September 1, 2017. NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS WILL BE PROCESSED AFTER MIDNIGHT SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

A registered athlete may transfer his/her entry to another athlete that meets the qualifying standard associated with the event. There is a $100 transfer fee required to complete the transfer. 

Partial refunds are available if the request is made in writing by midnight September 1, 2017. Your race entry fee, less a 25% administrative fee, will be refunded within 30 days of your request.

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Q:Do I have to qualify in order to enter this race?

This event is designed for experienced triathletes only. All individual participants must show proof of finishing a full or half distance triathlon within the past two years. Relay team members are not required to show proof of finishing a long course race. Race management reserves the right to accept or reject race entries for any reason. 0 0 Was this helpful to you?


Q:Do I need to provide my own support crew?

No, although we encourage you to have at least one crew member. The swim will will be monitored by trained lifeguards and safety personnel. The event will provide and staff several support stations along the bike and run courses, and participants can also receive support from their support team at designated support zones.

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Q:What are the daily cut-off times?

The official cutoff time to complete the swim segment each day is two hours after the official start.  The official bike cutoff time is 5:30pm each day. The run course will officially close at 10:00pm each night. Athletes not completing the prescribed daily course by the established cut-off times will be disqualified and not allowed to start the remaining events (if applicable). 3 0 Was this helpful to you?

Q:Is my swim gear transported to the finish venue each day, or is my support team responsible for transport.?

The Sommer Sports event team will transport your swim gear and warm-up bags to the finish venue each day.  Labeled bags will be provided by the race.

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Q:Is transportation provided to/from the Friday start and Sunday finish venues?

No, this is a point to point event and all athletes are responsible for their own transportation to and from the start & finish venues. Should there be enough interest, a possible shuttle service maybe arranged between the start and finish locations. 1 0 Was this helpful to you?

Q:Is lodging included in the entry fee?

No, daily lodging is not included in the entry fee and participants are responsible for arranging their own lodging. Shuttle service to and from the daily event venue to select lodging partners may be available. Sommer Sports will arrange for discounted lodging options for event participants including possible camping at select venues.  A comprehensive lodging list will be posted in early 2017. 0 0 Was this helpful to you?

Relay Teams

Q:I want to register a team before the entry fee increases, but I do not know who my teams members will be. What can I do?

No problem!  Just register your team now and as soon as you know who your other team members will be, add them to your team.  Please note that after September 1, 2017, there is a $25 change fee associated with all team member changes.

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Q:Do I need to register all three members of my team at once?

No, you can add or change relay team members at anytime up to September 1, 2017.  After September 1 there will be a $25 change fee for each relay team member change.  Please note that USAT fees are non-transferable or refundable.

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Q:Can a team switch team members during the event?

No, the same team members must compete each day, although they do not need to complete the same segment each day.

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Q:Do relay team members have to complete the same segment each day?

No, relay team members can complete different segments each day as long as the same team members compete each day.. 

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General Race Information

Q:How is the race scored?

Overall results are based on the cumulative time from the race start on day #1, to the run finish on day #3. Splits and overall time will be provided for each individual day's event.

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Q:What meals are associated with the event?

Each individual and relay team participant will receive the following meals:

  1. Welcome Reception
  2. Pre-Race Pasta Dinner
  3. Breakfast the morning of each race
  4. Awards Dinner

    Each individual participant and relay team will also receive meal tickets for 2 support personnel. 
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Q:Is overnight bike/gear storage provided between the daily events?

Yes, athletes are encouraged to leave their bikes in the secure transition area after completing days 1 & 2 of the event.  Overnight security will be provided

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