"The Original Siesta Key Triathlon" has been held annually on the #1 beach in the USA since 1985 with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the Yellow and Black of the Sarasota Sharks Swim Team. The race consists of a 0.3-mile Swim in the Gulf of Mexico along the beach just out from the iconic lifeguard towers of Siesta Key Beach. The bike loop is a fast 13-miles along an open course south to Turtle Beach, north through Siesta Key Village, and back. The 3.1-mile run takes you out to the hard packed white sands of Siesta Key Beach, south along the shoreline to the turnaround at Old Stickney Pt. Rd Beach Access and back to the Finish Line and festivities.