Due to the popularity of the amazing trails we have in Kincaid park, we have created TWO bike courses! This way, we will be able to alternate between the two courses based on the flow of the course on race day. Having the bike course use sections of Bolling Alley the "wrong way" is both a challenge to sign and staff, and it also creates a bit of a safety concern. So, we will have bike courses that will be good for "odd" and "even" race date years.
The course for the 2018 Hammerman is available for viewing here. If you would like to follow a GPS track from last year's race, the .gpx file is available here.
We anticipate that the changes will be minimal, and we will strive to have both be relatively equal in both distance and time. Guaranteed BOTH courses will be super fun and very challenging, with both flowing and technical single track where ever we can find it and make it work!
Be sure you try and attend at least one of our course preview rides, especially if you aren't familiar with the course...you'll be glad you did! The course can be difficult to find when not marked, so please do your best to attend one of our course preview rides.
Please note: We do reserve the right to potentially make small changes to the course. We will do our very best to provide the most accurate and precise course map possible. However, things are always changing at Kincaid, and if we feel like minor tweaks to the course might make it more safe and/or fun... well, that might happen. If it does, we will provide information as quickly and thoroughly as possible. Again, attending our course previews is always a great idea!
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 of approximately 13 miles! 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 3.7 mile run course begins on the same trail as the bike course for the first 1.7 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 2.7. 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.