It is with great sadness Beaches Fine Arts Series announces the BFAST Sprint & Olympic Triathlons will not be held in 2018.

This wonderful fundraiser has supported the free concert series and educational outreach programs of BFAS for over 30 years, and we are extremely grateful for the support of our wonderful Participants, Sponsors, Volunteers and Service Providers. As a 3-event series, our participant numbers had steadily decreased over time while at Mickler’s Landing before moving the race series to Naval Station Mayport in 2013. Moving to NSM was advantageous because it significantly reduced our expenses so to work more favorably with the decreased number of participants; however, increased security constraints at the base resulted in the races being moved back to Mickler’s Landing in 2016. Upon returning, the participant numbers did not support a 3-race series, so it was then decided BFAS would hold a single weekend event with a Sprint and Olympic distance triathlon in 2016, and subsequently in 2017. Unfortunately, necessary operational expenses including Police, along with Fire and Rescue, increased dramatically in 2017. This past fall, a budgetary review was conducted by the Board of Trustees in adherence to the goals set forth in our recent BFAS Strategic Plan. The review resulted in the Board determining the triathlons are no longer as significantly impactful to the budget as a fundraiser as they were during the first 25 years. In addition, the Board recognized the increased saturation of similar events in Northeast Florida with the Jax Tri Series moving to downtown Jacksonville in 2018 and holding one of the triathlons on our traditional Saturday in July. Annual fundraisers which support Beaches Fine Arts Series must adhere to a model that includes reasonable time spent on effort, expense control, and financial performance. Unfortunately, the races were no longer able to meet those standards in a sustainable fashion. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and Staff of Beaches Fine Arts Series, we want to thank our wonderful Race Board, Sponsors, Service Providers and Volunteers, who ensured our races were professionally run and always safe for triathletes. Lastly, we want to thank our Participants, especially those loyal triathletes who returned each year to compete in our races, knowing their endeavors were supporting a free community concert series that has been in existence over 45 years. We hope you have many fond memories of our races as we do!



Special thanks to the following Sponsors who made our races possible!

Intrepid Capital Management is a veteran supporter of Beaches Fine Arts Series, and its fundraising races.  CEO and President Mark Travis is a BFAST Triathlete.

We are thrilled to announce this new partnership with such a community invested organization.  Please support our partners who engage in community stewardship.

BFAST Triathlete Dr. Brett Snyder & PVPS are long-time supporters of BFAST Triathlons & Beaches Fine Arts Series, including special support from a volunteer team known as “The Pink Ladies”.

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine is the official provider of emergency medical services for BFAST Triathlons.  This esteemed group of physicians also provides expert knowledge at BFAST prep clinics.


Bird Legs Bicycle (formerly Trek) is the official Host Bike Shop of BFAST Triathlons and team members support participants with race-day bike needs. Bird Legs also donates fabulous items as awards and raffle prizes.

BFAST is extremely grateful for the new and wonderful support of Mark Steele and Tropical Smoothie at the adult BFAST and BFAST Kids Triathlon.

We are excited to welcome 5 Star Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine for our 30th Anniversary!  Be sure to check out their services on race day.

Great sponsor with great deals on incredible race merchandise!

Clif Bar provides nutrition for training, kitchen crafted to be good for you and the planet.

Chick-Fil-A has supported BFAST Triathlons & Beaches Fine Arts Series for many seasons. Gift cards distributed in race day goodie bags allow participants to enjoy special products.

Beaches Fine Arts Series is thrilled to have the support of one of those most reputable brands in the industry and we appreciate their support!