Swim Course: The swim is in a 25 meter pool which is only 4 feet deep. Swimmers will complete 12 lengths (6 laps). Open/Elite Division will swim in their own lane and stay to the same side of their lane the entire swim. The age group and relay athletes will begin one at a time every 15 seconds swimming down and back in each lane before changing lanes. All lane changes are made on the same side of the pool where you begin. With this swim format it is CRITICAL to provide us with an accurate swim time for 300 meters. We recommend you get into a pool well before race day to time yourself swimming 300 meters. You can update this swim time withing your registration at any time which will allow you a chance to dial in the most accurate time. This will be very important one week out from the event when we begin using that estimated time to seat you in position. The fastest swimmers will be first with the slower swimmers in line behind. To s a visual of the swim format click HERE
Bike Course: The bike course is a loop on public roads. The course is slightly rolling with no major climbs and has wide shoulders for most of the loop. BIKE COURSE IS NOT CLOSED TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC. You must use caution and make your own judgment call when turning at each intersection. Volunteers are at the turns to ensure you know where to turn but will not be controlling traffic.
Run Course: The run is an out and back and is entirely in the park using the path and park road.
Transition Area: There is only one transition area, on pavement, for this event.
We will start the Open/Elite Division first (limited to 12 men and 12 women). The age group and relay athletes will follow the Open/Elite waves. Precautions will be taken to ensure proper CDC, State and Local agency COVID protocol. Wave format will be established to ensure proper social distancing. Details will be communicated when we get closer to the event and have real-time restrictions to guide our COVID Mitigation plan.
Timing: This event will be professionally chip timed! We will be providing race day results at our results kiosk immediately after you finish your race. We will also provide a web link to results that you can share with your family and friends so they can follow your race on their web devices.
Course Support: We will have water and sport drink at the water stations on the run as well as at the finish line. You will have 3 opportunities to hydrate on the run course. The water stations are located approximately at miles .9, 1.5, 2.1. There are no water or food stations on the bike course. We will also have food items at the finish line area for volunteers and participants only.
Athlete Responsibility: USAT rules state that it is the athletes responsibility to know the course. Please study the map and drive, or even better practice, the course.