THE SWIM begins with a wave start from a gradual wide sandy beach on Lake Bertram, used as a swimming beach for a YMCA camp. The lake is non-motorized and the triangular swim course is staffed with multiple lifeguards along the course. The water is warm midsummer and wetsuits are not required.
THE BIKE course is a mix of beginner and intermediate dirt (no rocks) singletrack (70%) and grassy doubletrack with rolling ascents and descents. Any type of mountain bike including fat tire bikes are allowed.
THE RUN consists of a blend of wider doubletrack (30%) and narrow winding singletrack. The majority of the course is shaded and will include an aid station.
THE MB ONLY course is a 11.5 mile route on single track (90%) with a few short sections of double track. It is more technical with a slightly higher degree of difficulty than the triathlon bike course.
FOR TRIATHLETES, THERE WILL BE SMALL WAVES STARTED EVERY 5 MINUTES. YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR WAVE ASSIGNMENT (BASED UPON YOUR ESTIMATED FINISH TIME YOU SUPPLIED WHEN REGISTERING) AT PACKET PICKUP RACE MORNING. DUATHLETES AND MB ONLY RACERS WILL START IN WAVES MIXED IN WITH TRIATHLETES BASED UPON ESTIMATED TIMES.
6:30 am Transition opens
7-8:30am Registration open
8:30 am Mandatory race briefing
9:00 am Race start
10:45-12:30 Meal served
12:15 pm Awards ceremony