Soak Up the Sun Started back in early 2008. The race started under the group Central Mississippi Triathlon association. Eventually Mississippi Heat took on the race and carried the race for several years.
Soak Up the Sun has been about introducing new athletes into the sport of triathlon. This race provides racers with short distances that are not so daunting for the first race. The swim being 200 yards, the Bike about 11 miles and the run right at 2 miles all around the beautiful Reunion subdivision.
The race will take place entirely within the Reunion community, except for a short stretch on Gluckstadt Rd on the bike (see map under downloads on the left side of the page).
The swim will begin at the beach area next to the restrooms. You will exit the swim on the other side of the beach into transition. Kayaks and lifeguards will be on hand to provide safety.
The bike will take place on paved roads and will an out and back course. The Madison County Sheriff department and volunteers will provide course safety. The roads will be open to traffic, but all intersections will be staffed by volunteers.
The run will be an out and back in the subdivision. There will be one water stop at the turn around point.
Race Location: The race will begin and end on the beach at Reunion subdivision located at the end of Reunion Blvd.
The Address is: Reunion Blvd Madison, MS 39110
Head East on Lakeland Drive on I-55 N. Take exit 108 to MS-463 N. Turn left onto Main Street. Continue on MS-463 W/New Mannsdale Rd. Turn right onto Reunion Blvd. This will lead you right to the race site where volunteers will assist you with parking.