2020 COURSE MAPS
The swim will take place in Larry and Penny’s crystal clear lake. It will start on the south side of the beach. Participants will follow the buoys which should be on your right side. The swim course is set up for both the Olympic and the Sprint event. Sprint participants will swim around the inner buoy’s while Olympic athletes will swim around the farthest buoys. There are several water safety personnel monitoring the swim course. If you need assistance, make sure to wave your hands over your head. Usually, water temperatures do not warrant wet suite legal limits by USAT regulations. The temperature reading will be done one hour prior to the start by a USAT official and posted at packet pick up. Wave start times can be found under “Athlete Info.” Participants will encounter a water station between the swim exit and the transition area.
The bike ride will go through farmland areas of unincorporated Miami-Dade county (the Redlands), all on paved roads of course, and will encounter very little vehicular traffic. The Sprint race is 13 miles and the Olympic race is 26 miles. The course will be well marked with arrows at each intersection and arrows painted on the pavement. There will also be police controlling traffic at each intersection where riders would normally stop for a stop sign or traffic light and at each intersection where the course turns. All bikers will travel south on 127 avenue to 216 street. Continue west on 216th street until the turn around at 169 ave and travel back east on 216th street to 127th avenue and back to transition. NEW FOR 2019: Sprint & Finish will stay in RIGHT side into Transition. Olympic athletes, 2nd loop will stay to the left, make a u-turn and continue same course for loop two. Olympic athletes will have a water bottle exchange right after U-Turn
We have saved the best for last – the RUN! It is on all paved paths but you may encounter some large tree roots. Be extra careful with those ankles. Sprint athletes will complete one loop (3 miles) while Olympic athletes will complete 2 loops (6 miles). The course winds through the back paths in the woods, through the campground and then loops back through the woods, around the large lake you swim in and then directly in to the finish for Sprinters. Olympic athletes should veer to the left and continue loop 2. There is some shade along the course and beautiful wildlife vegetation. Please follow same sides of path as road traffic as the path is narrow in some places. There will be water stations at every mile.
We are excited to announce that we will be adding a Sprint duathlon this year for athletes who do not want to swim. The distance will include a 1 mile run to start, and then the same bike and run course as the Sprint Triathlon (14 mile bike and 3 mile run).