Traffic Delays Expected During 40th St. Anthony’s Triathlon


ST. PETERSBURG, FL — April 11, 2023 – Thousands of athletes will swim, bike and run along St. Petersburg’s waterfront and through its scenic neighborhoods as they compete in the 40th St. Anthony’s Triathlon on Sunday, April 30, 2023.

With about 3,000 athletes expected to participate through the weekend event, race officials are reminding 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

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 action have several ways to join the fun throughout the weekend. 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 29; and the main Triathlon, for both Olympic- and Sprint-distance races, runs on April 30. 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

For more information about the 2023 races, athletes, St. Anthony’s Triathlon Health & Fitness Expo and surrounding activities, visit or the St. Anthony’s Triathlon’s Facebook page: We invite you to be a part of the conversation using the hashtag, #StAnthonysTri.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital

St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 448-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, N.Y. The hospital has a rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care, and recently opened a new patient tower with 90 private rooms. Part of BayCare Health System, St. Anthony’s Hospital is located at 1200 Seventh Ave. N in St. Petersburg, Florida. For more information:

About BayCare Health System

BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 16 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Its mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care.

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