Florida Anvil Fest
Proposed Dates March 10 ~ 13, 2022 Clermont, Florida, USA
We are in the process of updating this webpage with correct dates for 2022
Daylight Savings Time starts 8 March, clocks will be set ahead so our race starts at 0800 and ends 2000
Triple Anvil Check-in: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Wed, 11 March 2020
Pasta Dinner/Race Brief: 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Wed, 11 March 2020
Race Start for Triple triathletes and Aquavelo: 8:00 a.m. Thu, 12 March 2020
Race Start for Triple duathletes: 10:00 a.m. Thu, 12 March 2020
Double/Single Anvil Check-in: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Thu, 12 March 2020
Pasta Dinner/Race Brief: 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Thu, 12 March 2020
Race Start for Double/Single triathletes and Aquavelo: 8:00 a.m. Fri, 13 March 2020
Race Start for Single duathletes: 9:00 a.m. Fri, 13 March 2020
Race Start for Double duathletes: 10:00 a.m. Fri, 13 March 2020
Race Finish Times: See schedule below
Awards Ceremony/Lunch: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Sun, 15 March 2020
Triple Anvil™ solo and team athletes have 60 hours: 8 p.m. Saturday
Triple Anvil™ Aquavelo athletes have 43 hours: 2 a.m. Saturday and Duathlon athletes 57 hours to complete the race: 8:00 p.m. Saturday
Double Anvil™ solo and team athletes have 36 hours: 8 p.m. Saturday
Double Anvil™ Aquavelo athletes have 26 hours: 10 a.m. Saturday and Duathlon athletes 34 hours: 8:00 p.m. Saturday
Single Anvil™ athletes have 17 hours: 1:00 a.m. Saturday
Single Anvil™ Aquavelo athletes have 13 hours: 9:00 p.m. Friday and Duathlon athletes have 16 hours to complete the race: 1:00 a.m. Saturday
Once the race begins, the clock continues, even if you rest for a couple of hours. These races are formatted the same as other triathlons, so you will complete the 7.2/4.8/2.4 mile swim first followed by the 336/224/112 mile bike and finish with the 78.6/52.4/26.2 mile run, or appropriate for the Aquavelo / Duathlon.
Dawn Breaks: 7:16/7:14 a.m.
Sunrise: 7:39/7:38 a.m.
Sunset: 7:34/7:34 p.m.
Dark Descends: 7:57/7:58 p.m.
Moon Phase Brightness: 87%/79%
Check-in: Lake Louisa State Park
Pre-Race Dinner/Briefing: Clermont Arts and Recreation Center
Race start: Lake Louisa State Park beach.
Awards Ceremony/Lunch: Sanctuary Ridge Golf Course Clubhouse
Please see race application for price increase dates and application deadlines! Single Anvil: $350.00
Single Aquavelo/Duathlon: $275.00
Solo Double Anvil: $850.00
Double Aquavelo/Duathlon: $650.00
Solo Triple Anvil: $1020.00
Triple Aquavelo/Duathlon: $850.00
Team Double Anvil: 2 Pers $890.00/3 Pers $990.00
Team Triple Anvil: 2 Pers $1060.00/3 Pers $1160.00
These races are sanctioned by both USAT (United States Triathlon Association) and IUTA (International Ultra Triathlon Association…solo Double/Triple Anvil only).
One Day license for USAT is $15.00.
The IUTA fee has been paid in the entry fee.
Up until application deadline you can either put your monies towards next years race or get a refund minus $50.00. After the Application Deadline you can put your monies towards next year’s race and have $75.00 deducted or get your monies refunded minus a $100.00 fee.
We will no longer reserve a spot for you without an application and down payment. To reserve a spot, send in the application and $250.00, the final payments will still have to be made by the payment cutoff dates stated on the application form. Any refunds will fall under the Cancellation/Refund Policy.
You can either send a Check (U.S. Dollars) made out to Steve Kirby; or use the following apps: Venmo, Google/Samsung/Apple Pay, Revolut, or Paypal (use email@example.com for all) to pay for your entry fee and any other fees associated with the race (shelter rental, food for your support crew, etc).
If you use PayPal, please select “I’m sending money to family or friends” rather than “I’m paying for goods or services” in order to avoid the transaction fee. Additionally, if you do not want to be charged a fee for using a credit card, select the option to pull the funds from your bank account. If you decide to use a credit card, please be sure to have the fee paid by the sender and not charged to Steve Kirby.
What you get for entering the race
– Quality Premium Race T-Shirt.
– Trailrunner Mag.
– Goodies: HammerGel, Heed Drink and E-Caps nutrition product.
– Pre-Race Pasta Dinner.
– 30 minute onsite massage by a massage therapist (massage can be used any time before, during or after the race. If you wait till you finish, please don’t wait to get it as the massage person will get backed up later in the race.).
– Awards Luncheon and Ceremony.
– For Doubles and Triples finishing the race you get a Placement or Finishers Buckle, a IUTA Finishers Medallion, and a high quality Patagonia long sleeve technical shirt with race logo and 2020 Finisher on left breast.
– Single athletes will get a Finishers Buckle and a high quality long sleeve technical shirt with race logo and 2020 Finisher on left breast.
Above items are subject to change. For the women, we get your t-shirt in a regular/unisex cut and the long sleeve tech shirt will be in a woman’s cut.
Double Anvil™ triathlon and Aquavelo/Duathlon athletes must be at least 21 years of age and have completed a IRON/FULL distance triathlon or other significant accomplishements. Recommended to have ultra distance swims, bikes and runs as well.
Single Anvil™ triathlon and Aquavelo/Duathlon athletes must be at least 18 years of age and we highly recommend having completed a Half IRON/Half distance triathlon or other significant accomplishements. We also recommended to have some type of ultra distance swims, bikes and runs as well.
(13 Oct 2019…all the cabins that Steve Kirby had reserved in his name have been spoken for) There are cabins inside the park. If they are all taken, check with Steve Kirby as he may have some held in his name. These cabins have 2 rooms, one with a Queen bed and one with two Twin beds, and there is a pull out sofa couch in the family room. Two bathrooms, kitchen with refrigerator, stove and microwave. Large screened-in porch.
There are also Glamping Tents ((nice tents are set up with a queen mattress with linens. Up to two additional air mattresses may be added for an additional charge. Each tent is air-conditioned) available thru Air BnB, they are located next to the RV Campground
Wetsuits / Skinsuits / Speedsuits
The swim is in Lake Louisa itself, starting from the beach area at Lake Louisa State Park. The course will be an out and back to the middle of the lake 1,056 feet/322 meters then back for a total of 2,112 feet/644 meters, doing this clock-wise, 12 loops total. The water temp is appx 65 degrees, so wetsuits are recommended. We will put you in groups of different colored swim caps and different person timing will monitor a certain group of colors. Before the swim start we will pair you up with the person timing you so you know who they are. Click here for the USAT Website rules and Frequently Asked Questions on wetsuits. Basically, as long as your wetsuit is not more than 5mm thick, it can be used.
Click here for a list of Approved Skinsuits