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Spectator Parking Race Day
Spectators will only be allowed to park at Brewerton Speedway (60 U.S. Route 11, Brewerton, NY 13029).
*Please advise your family and friends not arriving with you on race morning that have to park at Brewerton Speedway. If they arrive at the park, they redirected back to the Brewerton Speedway. Shuttles will be running continuously from 4:30 a.m. until Noon on race day for participants and spectators to get to and from the Brewerton Speedway and Oneida Shores. Participants will have priority on race morning.
Bikes will be racked in transition on Saturday, August 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 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. Our host hotel is offering special rates, so make a weekend getaway mini vacation for race weekend. Look under the Travel & Lodging tab for more hotel information.
Click here to view the course map
Distance: 600 meter swim/ 30K bike/ 5K run
All event activities, including the expo will take place at Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton, 12 miles north of Syracuse.
AQUA SPHERE SWIM COURSE: The swim takes place in beautiful Oneida Lake, and with less weeds.
The bike takes place on the scenic and gently rolling country roads.
Click here for the bike elevation details. (Once on the map site to view the elevation, on the left hand side click on elevation small or large option to see elevation) Please note the elevation scale of numbers to the left not how high or low the image visually looks.
RUN COURSE: The run course will feature a fast, flat out and back course along the shoreline of Oneida Lake.
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 must start in your swim wave)
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.
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.
Course Talks at Expo
We will have two course talks on Saturday, August 4 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.
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. Please plan accordingly to be prepared if it is wet suit legal race and you have the option to wear one.
Age Group Awards
Awards to the top 3 finishers in each age group will be presented limited edition Iron Girl jewelry from Milestones Sports Jewelry. We will have 14 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+
All finishers will receive a custom Iron Girl medal.
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.
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. Additional information on parking and shuttle timeline available soon.
Directions from I-81:
Take Exit 31 (Brewerton); left onto Bartell Road for approximately. 1 mile; the beach entrance is on the left.