Same courses that have been used for years which is basically just a loop around the resivoir. Starting off with a nice clear res swim with a rectangle time trial format. The bike is a 20k loop with slight, easy rollers on mostly tree lined, newly paved country roads which are lightly travelled. The run course will utilize the same on the opposite side of the road but an out and back.
Opens – 7:00am
No friends or family members allowed in the transition area for any reason. Your gear bags will be waiting for you at your spot on the rack based on your race number. The event director and race officials will close the transition area 30-45 minutes before race start to ensure all athletes are at the starting area for mandatory course meeting and announcements. Once the transition area is closed, you will NOT be permitted back in before the race starts. Family/Friends will not be permitted in for any reason at any time throughout the event. The transition area is closed until the last athlete is off the bike course.
When the last cyclist is off the course and has headed out for the run. This time is variable and we will make announcements at the event when the transition area is ready to re-open.
Any athletes removing gear from transition areas before the announcer or race director has officially opened the transition area will be DISQUALIFIED from the race! This pertains to all athletes of all distances. All athletes deserve a clear transition.
In the event of inclement weather, it is recommended you have warm, dry clothing outside the transition area to put on following your finish due to other athletes still being on the bike course.
When you have completed the race, please do NOT enter the transition area wearing your timing chip. PLEASE remove your chip before re-entering the transition area and exiting again. This will cause a timing error.
You must rack according to your race number, based on the sequence numbers placed at the end of each row. Please remember racks will hold 7 bikes racked with the seat tip on support bar. Please be courteous to fellow athletes to ensure there is space for 7 bikes on a rack. If there is not enough room for your bike on your designated rack, please see a 3D Team member and we will help. Please do not move another athletes bike or gear.
Located at the run in/out chute with water and electrolyte replacement.
Run In/Out and Bike In/Out chutes are clearly marked on the large structures at either end. It is your responsibility to go the right direction while racing in the transition area.
Olympic athletes start at 8:30am. This will be a double athlete Time Trial start. We will line athletes up based on their actual swim time for that distance in sets of 2. Athletes will head out in the water with Olympic distance first. We will us a rectangle format keeping buoys on your Left.
Sprint athletes you will start about 30 minutes later.
Super Sprint athletes will start after all the sprint swimmers have completed the course.
Exiting the transition area Right heading in the opposite direction of the bikes. A welcome change last year was getting off the extreme crowned road for a nice smooth groomed trail run in the trees along the lake. This is shaded and rolling, footing is a nice limestone to chip base. Olympic, Sprint and Super Sprint. Aid stations please along the course at each mile. You will simply turnaround and head back to the park merging off the road and head down the finish chute. It is the same slightly rolling course mostly shaded.
ALL ATHLETES STAY ON THE RIGHT SHOULDER
You will have iced water, lemon-lime Gatorade Endurance Formula at every mile.
You will start with your specific swim time.
You will complete the Swim and Bike disciplines of the event. Following your Bike discipline, you will dismount your bike, cross the Bike In timing mats and place your bike back at your spot on the rack in the Transition Area. You will then proceed across the Run Out timing mats and you are done! Your finish time will be when you cross the timing mats at that point.
DO NOT re-enter the transition area through Run In/Out or Bike In/Out. This will cause a timing error.
If the event offers a finisher’s memento, please proceed to the finish area to receive the item. Tell the support crew at the finish line you were in the aquabike race and they will hand you the finishers memento.
You will keep your timing chip & strap on until all the bikes are off the course. Once we announce the transition is open, you may turn your chip & strap in at the designated collection point and retrieve your gear at that point.