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- Pleasant Prairie
- Sandy Hook
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Cadence Bikes & Multisport Bike Support
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Bikes will be racked in transition on Saturday, May 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is no race-day packet pick-up or bringing your bike into transition. Plan accordingly, as you must pick up your race packet on Saturday and rack your bike.
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Distance: 1/4 mile swim/ 19 mile bike/ 3 mile run
AQUA SPHERE SWIM COURSE:
A beautiful lake swim on the grounds of the Lake Lanier Islands Resort Beach and Waterpark.
Athletes will exit through the Gates of Lanier Islands on a one-loop scenic bike course. Experienced triathletes will welcome the rolling hills of Georgia, while the newbie triathlete will enjoy her cycling experience amidst the beautiful terrain of this course!
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RUN COURSE: Athletes will finish their triathlon experience on a rolling and picturesque run throughout Lake Lanier Islands Resort. Water and PowerBar Perform will be on the course at mile 1 and 2.
The following cut-off times for the event:
Swim – 30 minutes
Bike – 2 hours
Run – 60 minutes
Athletes will start in waves by age group for the swim.
Swim Wave Starts
You are assigned based on the USAT age rule, which means you are racing based on your age as of 12/31/2013. Your swim wave will be noted on your packet.
May weather is beautiful for a triathlon event at Lake Lanier Islands. The average air temperature during this time is 78 degrees. Of course weather can and does change so be prepared. Your fellow participants have been in the water training with and without wet suits.
Water temperatures for the lake along the shore is usually in 67 to 72 degrees. Water temps will be updated race week and again on race morning.
Wet suits Rules
USAT RULE Article IV Swimming Conduct
4.4 Wet suits. Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit.
Please note we will do an official water temperature reading on race morning.
Event Day Information
Early arrival is recommended to allow time for you to park, walk to transition and get ready for a terrific race day. Transition will open at 4:30 a.m. and will be closed at 6:30 a.m. Please arrive early for race morning. We will have a prompt race start at 7:00 a.m. Athlete wristbands will allow you in and out of transition.
Course Talks at Expo
We will have two course talks on Saturday, May 19, Noon and 3:00 p.m. to attend to get the latest event information, directions and more. The course talk is not mandatory, but will help make a difference in sorting out race day.
Strollers, Inline Skates, Rollerblades, Headphones and Dogs Not Allowed On Course
For the safety of all participants, strollers, inline skates, rollerblades, headphones and dogs are not allowed on the course at any time.
Age Group Awards
Awards to the top 3 finishers in each age group will be presented limited edition Iron Girl jewelry from Milestone Jewelry. We will have 15 age groups: 18- 19; 20 - 24; 25 - 29; 30 - 34; 35 - 39; 40 - 44; 45 - 49; 50 - 54; 55 - 59; 60 - 64; 65 - 69; 70 - 74; 75 - 79; 80- 84; 85+ You must be 18 years or older to participate in the event.
All finishers will receive a custom Iron Girl medal.
Venue & Race Day Parking
The race begins and ends at the Lake Lanier Islands Resort Beach and Waterpark. Race day parking is available at the Beachview Pavilion, just across from the Beach and Waterpark upper lot where transition and finish line are located. Enter through the front gate of the resort and drive a short distance to the entrance of the Beachview Pavilion parking area on the right. Please note, all vehicles parked in the Beachview Pavilion Parking Lot will not be allowed to exit this parking lot until the final cyclist has returned to transition, approximately 9:40 a.m. Once Beachview Pavilion lot is full, additional parking is located at the Holiday Pavilion Parking Lot. Please keep in mind this lot is over ½ mile/15 minute walk to transition area.
Please be aware that the Beach and Waterpark will open at 10:00 a.m. and traffic will be congested as you are leaving.