2016 Syracuse hero

Event Info

All event activities, including the expo will take place at Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton, 12 miles north of Syracuse.  

Oneida Shores Park
9400 Bartell Road
Brewerton, NY 13029


Mandatory Athlete Packet Pick-Up & Bike Racking
Saturday, August 6th
11:00 a.m. - 5
:00 p.m.
Oneida Shores Park

Packet Pick-up and Bike Racking Rules
There will not be race day packet pick-up or bike check-in. 
Please plan accordingly as you must pick-up your race packet and rack your bike on Saturday.

All participants are expected to attend packet pick up on Saturday in person. This is due insurance liability mandates. All participants must show a photo ID, and all USAT annual members additionally must show their membership card. Per USAT rules, each participant must pick up their own packet. NO EXCEPTIONS. A unique wristband will be affixed at this time which must remain on through to the end of the race.

Course Talks at Expo
We will have two course talks on Saturday, August 6 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.
1:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.


Arrival on Race Morning

Early arrival is recommended to allow time for you to park, set-up transition and get ready for a terrific race day. Transition will open at 5:00 a.m. with a prompt race start at 7:00 a.m.

Athlete wristbands will allow you in and out of transition.


Bikes will be racked in transition on Saturday, August 7th 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 packet and rack your bike on Saturday.


Course Information
Click here to view the 2016 Iron Girl Syracuse Course Map
Distance: 600 meter swim/ 30K bike/ 5K run

SWIM COURSE: The swim takes place in beautiful Oneida Lake.

BIKE COURSE: The bike takes place on the scenic and gently rolling country roads.
Click here for the bike elevation details. 

RUN COURSE: The run course will feature a fast, flat out and back course along the shoreline of
Oneida Lake.

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.


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.
Please understand that you must complete each leg of a triathlon within the cut-off times listed. If you do not finish each leg of the event within the cut-off time, a volunteer or race official remove your timing tag. You will not be able to go on to the next leg of the event.

Swim Wave Starts
You are assigned based on the USAT age rule, which means you are racing based on your age as of 12/31/2016. Your swim wave will be noted on your packet.

New for Syracuse in 2016 

Buddy Wave - Participants wishing to swim with a friend or family member (that is also registered for the race) may elect to start in a Buddy Wave. The Buddy Waves will be the last waves. Please note that Iron Girl triathlons are USAT sanctioned events and Iron Girl participants who start in a Buddy Wave will be ineligible for age group awards. All Buddy Wave participant times will still be posted and all finishers will receive a medal on race day! 

Competitive Wave - The Iron Girl Competitive Wave has been created for our more experienced athletes looking to really push themselves this year. This group will be seeded in Wave 1 and will compete for top 3 overall. The recommended finishing time to our Competitive Wave athletes is 1:50:00. Please note: Athletes registered in the competitive wave will not be eligible for Age group awards. There will be awards for the Top 3 Competitive athletes. 

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 take an official water temperature reading on race morning. Please plan accordingly to be prepared if it is wet suit legal race and you have the option to wear one.



All finishers will receive a custom Iron Girl medal.

Age Group Awards


We will have 12 age groups: under 17; 18 - 24; 25 - 29; 30 - 34;35 - 39; 40 - 44; 45 - 49; 50 - 54; 55 - 59; 60 - 64; 65 - 69; 70 +

You must be 16 years or older to participate in the triathlon.

Triathlon: The firstOverall winner and the top three in each Age Group will be presented with anaward.

Duathlon: The first Overall winner and the top three in each age Groupwill be presented with an award.

Winners must be present to receive award. 


Directions to Oneida Shores Park

All events and activities take place at Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton, 12 miles north of Syracuse.

Location: Oneida Shores Park:
9400 Bartell Road, Brewerton, NY 13029
Parking is located throughout the park, follow signs to the parking area.

Parking will only be available for participants on race morning. A parking lot and shuttle system will be available for spectators not driving with you. 

Directions from I-81:
Take Exit 31 (Brewerton); left onto Bartell Road for approximately. 1 mile; the beach entrance is on the left.

Directions from I-81(alternate to avoid traffic):
Take Exit 30 (Cicero); head east on Route 31 for approximately 0.2 miles, left onto Lakeshore Road for 1.1 miles, left onto Weaver for 0.8 miles, left onto Mudd Mill for 2.2 miles, right onto Ladd Road for 0.8 miles, third left onto Bartell Road, the beach entrance is on the right.