Welcome to the Clermont Draft Legal Challenge – a weekend full of nine separate draft legal races! Since the inaugural event I started with Bill Burnett in 2010, the Clermont Challenge continues to bring top talent from around the country to central Florida.


The race fields looks fantastic this year including back-to-back U25 Elite Development Races and Youth F1 events along with an Age Group Draft Legal race. There is no other race like this in the United States!

One of my favorite places to train is Lake Louisa State Park; the running trails are beautiful, the roads are quiet and the lake is perfectly calm. For me it is the ultimate place to train and race. I think you will agree as well!

The sport of triathlon has fulfilled my life with strong relationships with friends, competitors, and sponsors. I am passionate about giving back to the sport that I love. Please join us for an incredible early season competition. I look forward to seeing all of you in the heart of Florida to enjoy some sun, warmth, and good competition!

Jarrod Shoemaker
Professional Triathlete - Olympian