The Gulf Coast Triathlon is the country’s oldest not-for-profit triathlon.
Our longevity can be attributed to a loyal participant base and the 2000-plus volunteers who support us every year. We know we would not be a world-class race without our wonderful volunteers and the Bay County community. The GCT is proud to donate all race proceeds to local charities.
In the past nine years, the Gulf Coast Triathlon Foundation has donated nearly $300,000 to local youth organizations, school sports programs, the PCB Police Dept Cops n’Kids program, the Florida Sheriff ‘s Youth Ranch, the Panama City Swim Team, the Panama City Marine Institute, St. Andrews State Park, and the Aquatic Center at Frank Brown Park.
Please take a moment to learn about the organizations the GCT supports.
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The Friends of St. Andrews State Park is the official Citizen Support organization for St. Andrews State Park. Friends works with the Florida Park Service to preserve and protect our park's natural and cultural resources and to provide recreational opportunities to area visitors.Friends of Saint Andrews State Park
Girls on the Run is a non-profit positive youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. Our objective is to reduce the display of at-risk behaviors among our participants by providing the girls with the tools and encouragement to make good decisions and to form healthy self-images.Girls on the Run of Bay County
Our state of the art facility features a Heated/Cooled 50 Meter Olympic Pool with a one meter springboard diving well and a 5,000 square foot Splash Park. In addition to our fantastic pools, we have spacious locker rooms with heated showers, a large community classroom, convenient gift shop, and a great concession stand. We offer a variety of exciting programs and events year round for swimmers and non-swimmers of all ages.The Aquatic Center at Frank Brown Park
The Panama City Marine Institute is a not for profit organization whose mission is to redirect and motivate at risk youth to accept responsibility for their actions, develop respect for themselves and others, and become productive members of the community.Panama City Marine Institute
Panama City Swim Team’s mission is to promote youth swimming in Bay County. Ranging from a learn to swim program called Summer Splashes to a year-round program, PCST has become the “go-to” aquatics program in the North Florida region. Nicknamed the “Tsunami,” swimmers annually rank high in the state of Florida and achieve National Qualifying times that enable them to earn athletic scholarships for college. More importantly, many swimmers excel in the classroom rising to become the valedictorian and salutatorian at their respective schools. Aiming to be more than a swim club, PCST produces well-rounded individuals who bring tremendous pride to the entire community.Panama City Swim Team