You can find descriptions and simple maps below for the swim, bike, and run portions of the long course triathlon. You can also find detailed, downloadable cue sheets and maps on ridewithgps.com at the links immediately below. The Sprint Bike Course was changed 08/29/2016
- Sprint Triathlon Swim Course
Participants will make one diamond shaped clockwise loop (buoys on swimmers’ right side) in crystal clear Deep Lake located within Nolte State Park.
MARKING: Large swim buoys will designate the swim course. Kayakers and Lifeguards will be positioned on the water to support the swimmers.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Water temperature is expected to be around 70 degrees. The temperature will be taken leading up to the race. A full wetsuit is typically recommended, though with the warmer summer of 2015, we'll wait and see how the weather goes before making recommendations.
The Bike course for the sprint is an out-and-back on Veazie Cumberland Road to the intersection at Retreat-Kanaskat Road.
There has been an additional 2.4 miles added on the return route - a result of needing to reroute the Half Iron Bike Course. In order to eliminate confusion at that intersections, we've chosen to keep all athletes - Half Iron and Sprint cyclists - following the same route at that section of the course.
At mile 9.8, athletes will turn right on SE 352nd St. in Cumberland, continue onto 309th Ave SE to a turnaround and return to Veazie Cumberland road where you'll turn right again and head back to the park
Please note that the total elevation gain on the bike course is pretty low - the profile is a little misleading in that the scale only shows 100 feet of elevation total. Total elevation gain is only 521 feet.
Run - 2.8 miles
The 2.8 mile Sprint Run course is a 2-loop run around Deep Lake Park on the trail that surrounds the lake. Be sure to pay attention to the volunteers at the end of each loop so that you head in the right direction - either out to a 2nd loop or across the FINISH LINE.
This run is unpaved and on a hard-packed gravel trail. You could opt for trail shoes, but they aren't necessary - regular running shoes will work just fine.