Expect Traffic Delays from the 39th St. Anthony’s Triathlon


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (April 25, 2022)

Athletes will swim, bike and run along St. Petersburg’s waterfront and through its scenic neighborhoods as they compete in the 39th St. Anthony’s Triathlon on Sunday, May 1, 2022. This year’s St. Anthony’s Triathlon will host approximately 3,000 athlete participants over the course of the weekend.

While there is notable excitement around the event, race officials want to remind residents that some streets will experience intermittent road closures and travel delays. The Olympic and Sprint distance races will follow the same routes as past years, and delays can be expected from approximately 7 a.m. to 2.p.m.

Most roads will be open, but traffic will be stopped at various times on several streets to accommodate the safety of both the athletes who will participate in the race and spectators who will watch from the sidelines. Local residents are encouraged to find alternate routes during race time.  All course information and maps can be found through the St. Anthony’s Triathlon website at https://SATriathlon.com/maps/.

Several sections of St. Petersburg roads and streets are expected to experience some closures. Those include:

  • Brightwaters Boulevard, which will be closed between Snell Isle Boulevard and the turnaround in the 1900 block of Brightwaters
  • Bayshore Drive, which will be closed between Seventh Avenue N and Fifth Avenue S
  • North Shore Drive NE and Coffee Pot Boulevard, which will be closed between Seventh and 22nd avenues N
  • Fifth Avenue S (Dali Blvd), which will be closed from First to Fourth streets
  • Pinellas Point Drive, which will be closed (drivers will be allowed to cross when safe to do so)

Some roads that will be subject to intermittent closures and delays include:

  • First Avenue S between 28th and First streets S
  • Fourth Street S between 18th Avenue S and Pinellas Point Drive
  • Portions of First, Third, Fourth and Sixth streets S between First Avenue S and Pinellas Point Drive
  • Snell Isle Bridge will have limited vehicle traffic allowed

Neighbors who would like to be a part of the weekend event action have several ways to join the fun. The St. Anthony’s Triathlon is open to all levels of athletes, from amateur to professional.  For kids and novice adults, the Meek & Mighty Triathlon occurs on Saturday, April 30; and the main Triathlon, for both Olympic and Sprint distance races, runs on May 1. To be close to the action but not in the races, many volunteer opportunities also are available. Register to compete in any of the St. Anthony’s Triathlon events or to volunteer at www.SATriathlon.com.

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