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 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 and narrow winding singletrack. The majority of the course is shaded and will include an aid station. Individuals doing the trail run only will have the option of joining friends or families' duathlon/triathlon waves in transition in order to run and finish together.
6:30 am Transition opens
7-8:30am Registration open
8:30 am Mandatory race briefing
9:00 am Race start
11-12:30 Meal served
12:30 pm Awards ceremony
FOR THE 2017 RACE, FOR TRIATHLETES, THERE WERE 10 WAVES WHICH 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 STARTED AT 9:15 AND 9:35 AND TRAIL RUNNERS AT 9:55 AND 10:00 (OR LATER IF WISHING TO WAIT AND RUN WITH SOMEONE FROM TRANSITION).