The new course we created in 2012 worked great, so we will stick with that for a few years! With the addition of some very exciting single track trails in the park, the Hammerman altered the bike course to take advantage of the new trail system and make the bike leg predominantly single track. A map of the triathlon course is available here. The course can be difficult to find when not marked, so please do your best to attend one of our course preview rides. You'll be glad you did! A map of the duathlon course is available here.
The swim takes place
in Little Campbell
Lake and consists of a 0.5 mile out-and-back swim with large buoys marking
the course. Triathlon participants start in the water rather than from the beach.
Care should be taken to 'self-seed', meaning stronger swimmers start in
the front. Wet suits are strongly recommended but are not necessary. The
water temperature is usually in the mid-sixties.
Duathletes complete a short, 1.8-k run around the lake on hilly trails.
This is a real mountain bike course! No cyclocross bikes or hybrid bikes allowed. The mountain bike course is technical in sections,
and the course includes many steep ascents and descents. BE CAREFUL! Racers
are urged to pre-ride the course several times prior to race day to familiarize
themselves with the many potential hazards, including ruts, tight corners,
trees, and steep descents. Care will be taken to mark the race well, but
the racer is responsible for knowing the course. Helmets are mandatory and
must be fastened before exiting the transition area. Removing or unfastening
the helmet before returning to the transition area will result in disqualification.
One aid station will be located at the World Cup Start area. Bike racks will be available in the transition area. While on the bike course, race numbers must be visible from the
The 4.0 mile run course begins on the same trail as the bike course for the first 2 miles, but turns off just before the bridge to complete a lollipop, out-and-back course. There will be aid stations at each mile; one at the start and end of the "loop", one near the bridge at the entrance to the single track, and then you'll come back to the first one again at mile 3. The course consists of dirt trails through a very beautiful part of Kincaid Park. While running, race numbers must be visible from the front. Lots of hills? Yup.